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Author(s): Catherine Barr
Turtles are amazing creatures They go on incredible journeys, have beautiful shells, can hold their breath for hours and even cry salty tears. You can show you love them by not dropping litter on the beach and NEVER buying anything made of tortoiseshell. Discover ten reasons why turtles are amazing and five ways you can show they love them in this gorgeous picture book written by non-fiction expert Catherine Barr - a must for any young animal enthusiast and a fantastic introduction to environmental issues.
CATHERINE BARR studied Ecology at Leeds University and trained as a journalist. She worked at Greenpeace International for seven years as a wildlife and forestry campaigner and has a long-running interest in environmental issues. While working as an editor at the Natural History Museum, she researched and wrote two major summer exhibitions: Dinosaurs of the Gobi Desert and Myths and Monsters. Her previous books for Frances Lincoln are The Story of Life and Elliot's Arctic Surprise. She lives on a hill near Hay-on-Wye in Herefordshire with her partner and two daughters. HANAKO CLULOW left Japan in 1997 for Ireland, where she studied visual arts and English. She then headed to England to explore her passion for child psychology, obtaining a BSc in psychology from the University of London in 2007. While she was deeply fascinated by child psychology, her passion for the arts re-emerged, which led her to pursue life as an illustrator. Her work draws upon a broad range of interests such as nature, the animal kingdom, psychology, fantasy and her native culture.