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The Brave Turtle by B. D. Harris & Megan Bird

The Brave Turtle is a 94 page chapter book designed to educate and entertain children with an adventure story of family, bravery and a great respect for our country's waters.  

The intention was to bring to life a book that would illustrate the power and magic of the ocean and its creatures. In addition, the Two Oceans Aquarium has assisted with valuable information on the plight of our turtles.

The result is The Brave Turtle, a beautifully illustrated story that will grip readers, young and old.

The adventure introduces some delightful characters; apart from Neville the turtle (who grows magically) we are introduced to a penguin scared of the water, a grumpy baboon and a blue whale, as well as bluebottles.

Floating on driftwood, upturned cars and general flotsam, humans and sea creatures work together to search and save those lost in the floods. This is a wonderful story that carries many underlying messages the main one being that if in the water:  ‘Keep calm’’.

Buy this book together with a "Brave Turtle" soft toy as a Christmas gift for R300.

Published by Imagnary House. 
Written by B. D. Harris with illustrations by Megan Bird
You can order the book here or find it at any good bookstore.


An absolutely gorgeous and touching tale of a compassionate little girl whose world is turned upside down. She journeys through her new world with her new and level-headed turtle friend. While at times things look as if they're very scary and hard to face, the brave turtle reminds the little girl and the reader that the best way to approach the situation is remain calm, composed and let your rational mind take control. 
The illustrations are so beautiful and calming and the charming characters that the little girl meets along the way remind us that not everyone deals with stress the same way. That compassion and calm are strong values that can take a person very far in life.
We're so grateful to have read this book as a family. A person of any age would enjoy this tale and it's gentle, reaffirming message.

A delightful tale of friendship in this magical oceanic adventure. The illustrations are beautiful as the words weave their way into your heart recognising bravery, friendship and forgiveness in three unforgettable characters. Perfect for together bed time reading.

An enchanting adventure of a little girl and her two unlikely friends takes us down a colourful path searching for her missing parents. I found myself reading with a smile on my face and a warm heart as the trio interacted in this modern day maritime rendition not dissimilar to "Alice in Wonderland" or "The Wizard of Oz". A well written story that will bring you quality time with your child as you drift through the adventure together. I loved it.

I really loved reading this book. The characters are cute ... and I fall in love with the weird baboon ;)
The rich and colorful illustrations and special message about caring and water safety makes this book a true treasure.

I absolutely love this magical tale of bravery and friendship, even from the most unsuspecting characters.

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