By Christobel Mattingley
Chellie loves the large eco-friendly turtles of their mystery pool at the island the place she lives. Every day, whilst the tide is correct, she is going to be along with her turtle kin, and while she learns their medical identify, Chelonia, she makes a decision to name herself Chelonia eco-friendly. in the future she is devastated to discover Caretta, the single loggerhead turtle within the pool, choked to demise on discarded fishing line. Chellie makes a decision to do so and starts cleansing up the entire flotsam and jetsam alongside the island’s shorelines; she even starts off a crusade to cajole fishermen to not throw their rubbish into the ocean. Her efforts aid compile her island neighborhood, and convey a few excellent effects!
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And who were the others? Chellie took a running jump down the bank and sprinted across to the strangers. They were smiling. ‘You must be Chelonia Green,’ the tallest said. ‘Your teacher, Miss Howe, showed me your story and told me what you are doing to try to protect the turtles. ’ Chellie nodded, too excited to speak. ‘I’m Mark and this is Peter who will take some photos, if that’s OK with your parents. ’ Dad and Mum were just approaching. Mark introduced his companions and asked again about permission to take photos and do a story about Chellie and the turtles and her campaign against litter.
Chellie glared up at the wheeling gulls shrieking overhead. indd 28 20/12/07 11:27:56 AM ‘Gulls are scavengers,’ Dad reminded her. ’ Chellie shuddered. ‘Can we take a photo of her, Dad? ’ ‘Good idea,’ Dad agreed. ’ But just as she turned to set oﬀ, Mum’s hat appeared on the skyline. Then Mum appeared. ‘I’ve brought the camera,’ she shouted. ’ She held out the camera and looked down at the turtle which would never go to sea again. ’ Chellie ﬂung herself into her mother’s arms. ‘Mum, it’s Caretta.
She chomped through her muesli, downed her milk and ran out into the hot January morning. indd 23 20/12/07 11:27:55 AM Waving to her mother, she called over her shoulder, ‘Tide’s right for Turtle Point. ’ She raced towards the track, singing a song to encourage the hatchlings as she ran. ‘Sharks stay away, today and every day, from the baby turtles out in the bay. Noddies and boobies stay away, today and every day, from the baby turtles out in the bay. ’ Over the hummocks she panted, pausing at last for breath on the sandhill.
Chelonia Green: Champion of Turtles by Christobel Mattingley