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Book Release! “One Turtle’s Last Straw: The Real-Life Rescue That Sparked a Sea Change”

Published on 12/05/2022
This wonderful book was illustrated by gifted Astound Artist, Marta Álvarez Miguéns and written by the award winning journalist, Elisa Boxer! What an incredible combination of talent!
Check out the wonderful interviewed Marta and Elisa where they discuss the artistic process behind this title by clicking the link at the bottom of this post!
A little extract from the interview:
From the moment I (Elisa Boxer) saw the preliminary sketches for this book, I was astounded at how Marta was able to portray the turtle as believable, yet child-friendly and relatable.
When I asked Marta how she managed to achieve this, she told me: “One of my biggest motivations in illustrating this story was to get readers to empathize with the turtle as much as possible.” Creating a turtle who was “a bit less realistic,” with a focus on “adorable” eyes from a close-up perspective, Marta told me she “tried to find a balance between sadness and hope.”
It’s a balance she struck more perfectly than I could have imagined.
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