Sammy The Sailing Sea Turtle



by Gwendol

GENRE:  Children's

This book is a fantasy about a little sea turtle that is born different, and an "Only." These are things he is teased about by the other "littles" in Sea Turtle City society. He overcomes this teasing/bullying with the advice of his two wise friends, Rainbow, a parrot, and Magic, a dragonfly. He also makes friends with two beautiful dolphins. He learns to look for the reasons other littles are bullies. In the end, Sammy becomes an important and loved hero in his Sea Turtle society. I wrote this story to show young people today they can become more than their disabilities if they work hard and don't give up.

Read an Excerpt:

By the time he and others reached the place where the water met the sand, the darkness was taken over by light from far off. The light came from the place where the farthest part of the ocean met the sky. He felt and smelled the ocean’s spray. They neared the water. The two little flippered things that had crawled over him were almost to the edge.

Then he saw it: a flying thing swooping through the fading moonlit darkness that was being taken over by the far-off light. The flying swoopy thing was visible because it was white in the fading darkness of the sky that was becoming lighter with each breaking wave. He could see the flying thing was not alone. There were many of the flying things flashing white and gray as they circled in the sky. What they were doing filled him with a strong desire to go back to the safety of the dark nothingness from which he had just come.

The flying things swooped out of the air and landed on the sand right at the edge of the water. They pecked at the little flippered things. The two little things he had been following ended up in the beaks of two of the swoopy things. Many of the other little flippered things were going to a black nothingness, but this nothingness would be inside the swooping things’ bellies. He sensed

that it was not the same sort of nothingness from which he and the others had just come. His black nothingness was a place of beginning. The swoopy things’ black nothingness was a place of ending for the little flippered things.


My Review:

Sammy The Sailing Sea Turtle is a fun chapter book for children. It’s all about accepting yourself as you are, and overcoming bullies. While the subject matter can be a little deep, it is written in a style that is understandable to young children. 

The book has a great storyline that makes it enjoyable for everyone.  My rating: 5 out of 5


About the Author:

Gwendol is a compassionate and imaginative author whose words have the power to inspire and uplift readers of all ages.


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  1. Looks like a book that I could share with my grandson--Ben!

  2. This sounds like a cute book that my niece would enjoy. Cute cover too!

  3. super cute. I enjoyed the excerpt. I can see why you gave it a rating: 5 out of 5

  4. Really attractive children's book!

  5. Thank you for sharing your review of Sammy The Sailing Sea Turtle, this sounds like a wonderful book to read with my grandchildren and I am looking forward to doing so

  6. The story sounds really intriguing.

  7. I love the cover and the book looks good.

  8. I would love to share with book with my nephew who loves turtles!


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