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Yoshi's Big Swim: One Turtle's Epic Journey Home
Yoshi's Big Swim: One Turtle's Epic Journey Home
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Yoshi's Big Swim: One Turtle's Epic Journey Home

Yoshi’s Big Swim chronicles the impressive true story of Yoshi, a loggerhead turtle who was rescued by fishermen, then rehabilitated and cared for by scientists for many years. The scientists adored her, and Yoshi was happy in her aquarium home. But then, many years later, Yoshi let them know that it was time for her to move on. Would Yoshi be safe? Would she know what to do? After lots of preparation—and plenty of friendly back scratches for Yoshi—the determined loggerhead set off on her journey. Discover an amazing story celebrating teamwork, science, and an animal hero who swam more than 22,000 miles to her true home—the longest journey of any animal ever tracked. In addition to being awe-inspiring, Yoshi's story underlines the importance of wildlife conservation and the power of one animal to unite people around the world for a common cause.

PublisherCapstone Editions
BrandCapstone Editions
Age Level8-10 Years
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Trim Size10 x 8
Page Count32



Publisher's Weekly

"Copp and Kajfež’s child-friendly take on the famous loggerhead’s incredible story focuses mainly on Yoshi’s life before her nearly 23,000-mile swim back to her Australian breeding grounds. . . . The narrative personifies the tenacious turtle, emphasizing through a refrain (“and she crept into their hearts”) Yoshi’s impact on her human caretakers and admirers. On the fifth anniversary of her ocean release, this animated account will also endear her to young readers." - Publisher's Weekly

January 12, 2023