Leatherback Blues


Robin faces dangerous poachers while trying to save help a leatherback turtle sanctuary in Central America.

Robin Green is carrying on her work rescuing vulnerable animals at The Wild Place Animal Shelter when she and Zo-Zo get an amazing chance to help protect sea turtles in Central America. Worried about the bugs, the heat, and the threat of poachers, Robin faces her fears and travels there with Zo-Zo, her brother, Squirm, and her eccentric grandmother, Griff.

It only takes one scorpion sting before Robin wants to go home, but the unbelievable sight of leatherback turtles laying eggs on the beach changes her mind: Robin is in. But when she and Zo-Zo start making progress to protect the endangered turtles and their eggs, the poachers strike back. Suddenly, the turtles aren’t the only ones who need rescuing! Can Robin and Zo-Zo find a way out?

About the Author

Karen Hood-Caddy

Posted by Dundurn Guest on October 30, 2014
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Karen Hood-Caddy

Karen Hood-Caddy is an avid nature lover and the author of seven novels. Her first novel in The Wild Place Adventure Series, Howl, was nominated for the Canadian Library Association’s Book of the Year for Children Award and the Violet Downey Book Award. She lives on Georgian Bay, Ontario.