Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle Virtual Book Tour December ’10

Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle

Join Nicole Weaver, author of the trilingual children’s picture book,  Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle/María y su amiga la Tortuga del mar/Marie et son amie la Tortue de mer (Outskirts Press), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in December on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book.

Nicole Weaver photo About Nicole Weaver

Nicole weaver was born in Port-au-Prince Haiti. She came to the United States when she was ten years old. She is fluent in Creole, French, Spanish and English. She is a veteran teacher of French and Spanish. She is the author of a children’s trilingual picture book titled Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle.

The story is about a Haitian little girl who resided by the beach in Haiti. Her second trilingual children’s picture book will be published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The book titled, My Sister is my Best Friend, will be published fall 2011.
You can visit Nicole Weaver’s website at and her book’s blog at

About Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle/María y su amiga la Tortuga del mar/Marie et son amie la Tortue de mer Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle cover

This story is about the love that developed between a little girl named Marie and a stranded sea turtle.  The story tells the struggles Marie had as she helped the sea turtle back out to sea.

Esta historia es sobre el amor que se desarrolló entre una niña llamaba María y una tortuga que vino a tierra para poner sus huevos. La historia cuenta las dificultades que tenía María para  regresar la tortuga de nuevo al océano.

Cette histoire est au sujet de l’amour qui s’est développé entre une petite fille qui s’appelait Marie et une tortue de mer qui est venue sur le sable  pour pondre ses oeufs. L’histoire raconte les difficultés que Marie a   rencontrées pour remettre la tortue dans l’océan.

Read an Excerpt!

She stopped, peered down, and noticed it was a huge sea turtle. Her heart thumped, ba-boom, ba-boom, as she gently stroked the sea turtle.

Cuando ella se paró y miró con atención, se percató que era una enorme tortuga de mar. Su corazón empezó a latir rápidamente mientras frotaba ligera y suavemente a la tortuga.

Quand elle s’est arrêtée, elle a remarqué que c’était une énorme tortue de mer. Son coeur a commencé a battre rapidement pendant qu’elle caressait doucement la tortue.

Here’s what reviewers are saying about Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle/María y su amiga la Tortuga del mar/Marie et son amie la Tortue de mer!

“This is a delightful book about the friendship that develops between a young girl and a sea turtle. One of the many great aspects of the book is that the sea turtle can talk and Marie can understand her. The quick friendship that develops and Marie’s desire to help her new friend is something that everyone will enjoy.”

–The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

“To me, the story is not only an introduction to caring for nature, but also an introduction to different cultures.”

–Lori Calabrese, award-winning author of The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade

“This book has a cute story, with bright and cheery illustrations. I could almost smell the salty ocean and feel the sun on my face as I read it. And I found the tri-lingual ingredient fascinating – it is not often I stumble upon a children’s book written in three languages.”

–K. Davis,

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The Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle Tour Schedule

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Monday, December 6

Book reviewed at Ohio Girl Talks

Tuesday, December 7

Author  interviewed at Paperback Writer

Wednesday, December 8

Guest blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, December 9 Books for tour page

Guest blogging at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection

Friday, December 10

Author interviewed at Pump Up Your Book!

Book reviewed at A Cozy Reader’s Corner Reviews

Monday, December 13

Author interviewed at The Hot Author Report

Tuesday, December 14

Book reviewed at 4 the Love of Books

Guest blogging and giveaway at Acting Balanced

Wednesday, December 15

Book reviewed at Acting Balanced

Thursday, December 16

Book reviewed and giveaway at Ellis

Book spotlighted at Book Tours and More

Friday, December 17

Book reviewed at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

Nicole Weaver’s MARIE AND HER FRIEND THE SEA TURTLE VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR DEC‘10 will officially begin on December 6 and end on December 17, 2010.  This tour is now full and no longer accepting blog hosts. Thank you for your interest in Nicole and Marie and Her Friend the Sea Turtle.

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