Moon knew it was unusual to see a green turtle. Out of all the sea turtles in the world, they were the species that was most at risk. What is it Turtle? Why are you here? The turtle beckoned, Come, with its strong front flipper, and, as if it had actually spoken, Moon knew that it wanted to show her something. Many animals are in danger because of human activities. An animal at risk of extinction is a species that will only be around for a short while longer, unless steps are taken to save it. Moon 's Messenger reminds us of the importance of conserving and respecting the environment, and that we can all help to protect nature and biodiversity. Lexile Level 880L.
Virginia Kroll was born in Buffalo, New York. She has written numerous short stories, articles, poems, and books, including I Wanted to Know All about God (Eerdmans, 1994) and Masai and I (Four Winds Press, 1992). Zuzanna Celej is an award-winning children's books illustrator as well as an artist and a painter whose work includes murals, posters, and advertising campaigns. She has illustrated several children books, among them Inside my Imagination, which won her the 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Prize for Best Illustrator.