The Adventures of Jayne and Marie
Two young girls move to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and learn about the ocean and life on the coast. There are four early chapter books in this collection, written for readers six- to nine-years-old. The stories are exciting but also include information on science, the ocean and history.
- Sea Turtle Rescue is an ocean story about protecting sea turtles. When an injured sea turtle shows up near their home on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Jayne and Marie, along with their friends Javier and Monique, search the beach to find the turtle’s nest and protect it from danger. They know the time is getting short and if they don’t find it soon, the eggs might not get a chance to hatch.
- Fight for Fort Hatteras is a history story about the civil war. Jayne and Marie take a school trip to visit the site of a Civil War battle near their home on the Outer Banks. Marie wanders off and finds herself in the middle of the battle and afraid she may never see her family again.
- Hurricane! is a science story on hurricanes hitting the coast. Jayne and Marie are faced with Hurricane Erin bearing down on their seaside town. Do they evacuate or stay with their father and protect the aquarium?
- Swimming with Sharks is an ocean story about sharks and their value. Jayne and Marie love the ocean and enjoy spending time out on the water with their parents. For them, sharks are beautiful creatures, not something to be feared. But an up close and personal encounter makes Marie think twice.
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The first story in this collection, Sea Turtle Rescue, is available separately in Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, October 1, 2014
El Rescate de la Tortuga Marina (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)
Hermoso libro, muy instructivo para enseñar a cuidar y apreciar a estos maravillosos seres!!!
Google Translate: Beautiful book , very instructive to teach care and appreciate these wonderful beings !!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative AND entertaining
Eric Douglas writes a wonderful book that is informative and entertaining. My children loved it, and still read it regularly.
As an educator, I am always looking for age appropriate materials that inform and entertain. It is a huge challenge to keep the interest of children, and I have incorporated Sea Turtle Rescue into my classroom activities. My class loves the book, and I will continue to use it each spring as we explore our oceans and the various animals that live there.
A fantastic book. I’m looking forward to more books for children from this talented author!
5.0 out of 5 stars Turtles’ Hurdles
This book, The Sea Turtle Rescue, is an affirmation of the good we as parents, teachers and mentors of young people can do, with a little knowledge and a lot of heart, to demonstrate empathy and a willingness to do the right thing.
The father of two, Eric Douglas has penned a children’s book with a message for adults as well: Turtles, like so many animals, face manmade dangers as well as a shrinking habitat. It is up to us humans, as stewards of the planet, to do our best to help where we can to remove hurdles to a better world.
In teaching our children to save the turtles we in turn save a little bit of ourselves.
5.0 out of 5 stars Daddy… we need to save some Sea Turtles.
It’s easy to be an adult fan of Eric Douglas’ work, especially if you’re a diver and James Bond fan. But how well does that translate to his children’s fiction, especially this title?
Douglas is always building a dense world, but when he writes for children he doesn’t just tell us about the stilt houses along the barrier islands, he tells us why.
“But WHY, Daddy?”
If your children are like mine, that question will always be there and it is a pleasure to be able to point to the words on the page when I answer.
Sea Turtle Rescue is a great story that includes so many details about the lives of the children in the story that I am pretty sure I’ve met them and you will too.
Share this fun read with your early readers and you will get to experience the delight of knowledge AND the exuberance of a new passion.
I would tell you more about this very enjoyable book, but unfortunately Eliza needs me to help save some Sea Turtles…RIGHT NOW Daddy !
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal and educational
When I was a little girl, I had the rare experience of going out on the beach at night at Ocean Isle, NC, and seeing baby sea turtles emerge from their nest and make haste to the sea by moonlight. I still remember my amazement at their tiny forms, their persistence, and the odd almost primordial beauty of their quest for the sea.
Now I am the mother of a young child, and I do not think she will ever experience, firsthand, this connection with sea turtles as I did; but I can read her “Sea Turtle Rescue,” and I can talk about my memories.
Eric Douglas has done a terrific job of capturing all the things about sea turtles that fascinated me then, and his approach to storytelling is spot-on for capturing a young person’s attention now. His characters, the setting, the dynamics and dialogue, all ring true and make a child want to engage. I highly recommend this book, especially for young people who have a love of biology, wild creatures, and the sea.
5.0 out of 5 stars Appreciation and respect for predators in nature
This is a story for children and grownups too. Eric Douglas dispels a few misconceptions and replaces them with respect for these predators along the way….following a storyline that anyone should like…!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining & Interesting
Another easy to read story from a great scuba diving novel author: it’s entertaining and also interesting! In fact, although it is listed as a story for kids… You’ll find it fun to read as well!.