For Sancho the penguin and Paolo the lava lizard, life on the Galapagos island is filled with one lazy day after the next. Sancho wants more, and when he finds an egg on the beach, he is ready to claim it as his own. The prospect of being an “uncle” fills him with excitement he can’t contain, so he convinces his best friend Paolo to help him. So when the egg hatches and a tortoise emerges, the pair are at first shocked, then smitten with their hatchling. Sancho lovingly names him Darwin.
The years fly by on their peaceful island, and Darwin grows into an intelligent and curious tortoise with a thirst for adventure. An avid inventor, like Sancho, Darwin creates a raft that will take them on their first adventure. They learn of the tortoises on Isabela Island, and before long they are on a quest to find them.
When they are rescued by Admiral Ignatius, a marine iguana, they learn that Queen Esmerelda, a pink marine iguana, is holding the tortoises of the island captive and slowly starving them. Admiral Ignatius is the leader for the rebellion against the queen’s rule, but his army isn’t large enough to rise up against her. When Darwin formulates a plan that will save everyone on Isabela Island from the queen’s rule, the admiral pulls together his troops and they all pitch in to help.
Can one tortoise make a difference against impossible odds? Find out in Darwin, A Galapagos Story.
|Publisher:||World Castle Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Author credits: Animated Film "The Legend of Secret Pass" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPUJy2DYRZw http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765465/combined http://www.malcolminthemiddle.co.uk/2007/06/20/frankie-muniz-the-legend-of-secret-pass-movie/
Born in Southern Illinois, Melissa Davis fell in love with reading from an early age, so much so that she started writing when she was in the second grade. From poetry, to short stories, she has a love for it all. When she was in high school she attended Illinois Summer School for the Arts at Illinois State University, which led her to attend the university. After graduating with a Bachelors in Education, Melissa taught for several years until her children were born, allowing her to fulfill two dreams at once: motherhood and penning her first books.