Kim Toft: Turtle's Song

Lyrical journey of the life of a Green Turtle from a hatchling beneath the sand of a coral beach illustrated with vivid silk paintings by Kim Michelle Toft

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I am Turtle.
My eyes are black, my shell is green.
Wide oceans call me, as I lie curled in the dark.
Tides roar in my blood, surf pounds in my heart.

Turtle's Song is a lyrical journey of the life of a Green Turtle from a hatchling beneath the sand of a coral beach, through wanderings at sea, to adulthood and returning to lay eggs of its own.The vivid and exquisite images combined with the simple but rhythmic prose, makes the reading of Turtle's Song an utter delight.

Illustrated with Kim Toft's stunning paintings on silk.

"Turtle's Song is the life story of the Green Sea Turtle. The work is one of the most visually gorgeous picture books to appear in Australia. Kim Michelle Toft's silk paintings fully conveying the sense of the tropical sea." The Sunday Age - Sept 2001


  • Best Picture Book - YARA Awards 2001
  • Best Upper Primary Children's Book - Royal Zoological Society NSW 2002
  • Best Picture Book - Inaugral Young Readers Awards 2001
  • Short Listed - The Wilderness Society 2002
By on 07 Nov. 2018 (Kim Toft: Turtle's Song) :

Beautiful artwork, beautiful lyrical story

This is a really special book, the artwork is stunning and so is the story.

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