Nickel the Sea Turtle Books
Pete the green sea turtle begins his morning floating in the endless, blue ocean. But this day in the warm, life-giving heat of the Florida sun will end in crippling tragedy. A passing boat strikes Pete, and his days of swimming free in the open ocean now appear to be over forever. How will Pete survive the life-threatening injuries he has sustained? A Home for Nickel is the true story of a lovable green sea turtle's struggle for survival and the people who make it happen. After Pete is rescued from impending death, his story stretches across the continent from the Florida Keys to Hawaii, Canada, and Chicago, Illinois. Throughout Pete's journey, Jim Gamlin shares fascinating tidbits about turtles and the people who love them. This rich text is a moving tribute to those who care for nature, and how nature cares for them in return. Join Pete as he begins his life buried under the sand, rushes to the ocean, and launches into his incredible journey. The chain of events that happen next are serendipitous and miraculous. Get ready to be inspired by this amazing shelled survivor.
"Because of Nickel" features the story of the author's lifelong attachment to his animal friends and his decade long quest to find homes for non- releasable sea turtles like his friend Nickel the sea turtle at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. A continuation "A Home for Nickel", this story chronicles the many dedicated animal care people he meets during his journey along with the often poignant story of a life fully surrendered to his animal companions. This is a must read!
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