Mighty Mahi, hard cover
Based on a true story: When a green sea turtle spots some fishing line, he swims over to investigate the shiny, sparkly thing. But the stringy stuff wraps around one of his flippers, and the more he struggles, the tighter it becomes. He can’t get loose! Soon he is too weak to dive for food, or swim to the ocean surface for air. Exhausted, the young sea turtle struggles onto the beach to rest.
However, much larger obstacles and challenges await him outside of his ocean home. His injured fin is so damaged it must be removed. With the help of veterinarians at a nearby aquatic center, who name him Mahi, he is slowly nursed back to health. The staff name him Mahi, which means “mighty”. They help Mahi relearn to dive and eat with only three flippers. After two years, he finally heals completely and is released back into the ocean.
Mighty Mahi is marvelous—a heartwarming, true tale of a wounded green sea turtle's two-year journey back to its ocean home, an inspiring story of everyday activism and hope, and resounding proof that we can make real change—even the smallest of us—if we just band together. Three cheers for Mahi. Three cheers for all those who cared! And three cheers to Suzanne Jacobs Lipshaw for bringing us this empowering story.
Candace Fleming, award-winning author of Giant Squid and Honeybee
Review Rating: 5 StarsReviewed By Philip Van Heusen for Readers’ Favorite
Mahi, a sea turtle, was entangled in a fishing line and stranded on the beach. The Georgia Sea Turtle Center came to the rescue and Mahi was nursed back to health. Young readers will cheer on the sea turtle as he is returned to his natural habitat. This is Mahi’s story.