This is the charming story of a box turtle whose life begins in a New England forest in 1890, and who lives over 100 years and witnesses changes to the landscape that threaten her habitat until the spirit of conservation transforms her remaining woodlot. An appealing story that teaches conservation, wildlife biology, and history.
John Himmelman is the award-winning author and illustrator of over eighty-five books for children. He is also a naturalist who has traveled throughout North and South America in search of wildlife. He lives in Killingworth, Connecticut, with his wife and two dogs. His work can be found at www.johnhimmelman.com.