Turtles of the Midnight Moon
Turtles of the Midnight Moon

Twelve-year-old Barana lives in a coastal village in Honduras, where she spends every spare minute visiting the sea turtles that nest on the beach. Abby is feeling adrift in sixth grade, trying to figure out who she is and where she belongs after her best friend moved away from New Jersey.

When Abby’s papi plans a work trip to Honduras, she is finally given the opportunity to see his homeland—with Barana as her tour guide. But Barana has other plans: someone has been poaching turtle eggs, and she’s determined to catch them! Before long, Abby and Barana are both consumed by the mystery, chasing down suspects, gathering clues, and staking out the beach in the dead of night. . . . Will they find a way to stop the poachers before it’s too late?

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Animals
  • Environment
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Turtles of the Midnight Moon by Maria Jose Fitzgerald features the story of Barana and Abby, two friends united by their unadulterated love and admiration for nature.

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