Turtle Pond

Turtle Pond is a nonfiction picture book by James Gladstone, and illustrated by Karen Reczuch.

James Gladstone, illustrated by Karen Reczuch

What is it about turtles that fascinates us? Is it how they hide inside their patterned shells, their wizened faces, their slow determination?

In Turtle Pond, a child and his parents visit their local public garden throughout the year, observing the turtles as they play, dive, feed, bask, climb, hide and doze. James Gladstone's lively prose poem reveals the pleasure and curiosity that come from spending time with the turtles. Karen Reczuch's stunningly beautiful illustrations accurately portray these extraordinary creatures, both in and out of the water, surrounded by lush plants and the changing seasons beyond the greenhouse windows. (From Groundwood Books

Turtle Pond won the 2019 Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction