Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle by Nicole Weaver

I was so glad I was able to host this tour by Nicole Weaver.  I love children's books.  I guess that's the teacher heart in me coming out.  I was surprised when I did open the book up to find that it is not only written in English, but it has two other languages in the book along side the English.  I believe since the author is a teacher of French and Spanish that those are the other two languages, but I couldn't be certain since I don't know either.  The author shares with the reader how Marie saves a Sea Turtle that has been washed up by the tide.  We see how Marie shows love toward the Sea Turtle.  Marie's compassion and drive helps young readers see that they can also help make a difference if they will take a stand. 

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.

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.

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 http://www.melangeofcultures.wordpress.com and her book’s blog at http://marieandherfriendtheseaturtle.blogspot.com/

Read an author Interview here.

A copy of this book was provided for review by Virtual Book tours


1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the great review of Nicole's book. You are correct, this trilingual book is written in English, French, and Spanish.

I hope readers will stop by Nicole's website to learn more about her work.