Blog Tour: Book Review – Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle by Nicole Weaver (+ Giveaway)

Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle by Nicole Weaver:

This story is about the love that developed between a little girl named Marie and a stranded sea turtle. The story tells the struggles Marie had as she helped the sea turtle back out to sea.

Esta historia es sobre el amor que se desarrolló entre una niña llamaba María y una tortuga que vino a tierra para poner sus huevos. La historia cuenta las dificultades que tenía María para regresar la tortuga de nuevo al océano.

Cette histoire est au sujet de l’amour qui s’est développé entre une petite fille qui s’appelait Marie et une tortue de mer qui est venue sur le sable pour pondre ses oeufs. L’histoire raconte les difficultés que Marie a rencontrées pour remettre la tortue dans l’océan.

Book Review:
This is a trilingual book written in English, Spanish and French.  Marie finds a Sea Turtle on the shore that can’t make it back to the Sea.  She tries to help the turtle but isn’t strong enough.  She’s scared to ask for help because she knows her parents will want to turn the turtle into Turtle Soup. 

This book would be beneficial in a multi-lingual family.  Since each page has the text written in all 3 languages it would be a great book to read in a home where a parent can read one language and the child another.  It’s been many years since I took Spanish in High School.  I had fun comparing the Spanish and English text seeing what words I could remember.

Read an Excerpt:
She stopped, peered down, and noticed it was a huge sea turtle. Her heart thumped, ba-boom, ba-boom, as she gently stroked the sea turtle.

Cuando ella se paró y miró con atención, se percató que era una enorme tortuga de mar. Su corazón empezó a latir rápidamente mientras frotaba ligera y suavemente a la tortuga.

Quand elle s’est arrêtée, elle a remarqué que c’était une énorme tortue de mer. Son coeur a commencé a battre rapidement pendant qu’elle caressait doucement la tortue.

About the Author:

Nicole weaver was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. She came to the United States when she was ten years old. She is fluent in Creole, French, Spanish and English. She is a veteran teacher of French and Spanish. She is the author of a children’s trilingual picture book titled Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle.

The story is about a Haitian little girl who resided by the beach in Haiti. Her second trilingual children’s picture book will be published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The book titled, My Sister is my Best Friend, will be published fall 2011.
You can visit Nicole Weaver’s website at and her book’s blog at  View her book on

Giveaway Details:
I am giving away my once read copy of Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle to a follower of this blog.  Open to US only.  Last day to enter is January 6th.  To enter please fill out this form: