Leatherback Blues Teachers’ Guide


Robin is kidnapped by dangerous poachers while trying to save leatherback turtles 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 a leatherback turtle laying eggs on the beach changes her mind. Just when the group starts making progress, the poachers strike back. Suddenly, the turtles aren’t the only ones who need rescuing! Can Robin and Zo-Zo find a way out?


No superheroes in this inspiring story, just committed kids willing to do the hard work — internal and external — to make a positive difference.

Kirkus Reviews

Hood-Caddy’s strength lies in her vivid descriptions of the various animal rescues… Leatherback Blues is a good choice for animal lovers

CM Magazine

A STEM-filled adventure that helps introduce readers to creatures from all around the world. Hand to animal-lovers, aspiring environmentalists, and fans of the series.


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