Eye of the Turtle


Lucy has lived on the twelfth floor of a tower block, in a poor area of London for all of her eleven years but when her Mum accepts a new job in the Caribbean, she must face the unknown.Finding a turtle who needs help begins Lucy’s affinity with ocean creatures. She promises to help protect them but there are challenges ahead in the dangerous underwater world. “Communicating through the eye of a turtle can change your life, young Lucy. That’s a gift, that is. A real gift”


The first in the ‘Lucy Morgan Adventure Stories’

for Ages 8-12


Eye of the Turtle

In the first of a series of adventure stories eleven-year-old Lucy is moving away from everything she has ever known. The

Caribbean is a long way from London, but she soon finds friends Jack and Solomon, who introduce her to the beach and the

ocean’s wondrous creatures. As Lucy finds out, there are serious threats to the ocean environment and mitigating that danger

leads her to find the courage to learn new skills and brave the ocean deep, which, of course, just might be full of sea monsters!

‘Originality – This is an exciting story with a twist. You can learn real scientific facts and understand more about keeping

the oceans healthy, as well as reading a really good adventure.’  (Booklife Review)

‘Lucy is a girl who never gives up her fight for what she believes in. She shows we can make adults aware of problems and children can make a difference to the planet.’  Esme (age 9)


Scientist, Author and Presenter, Gloria is also a master scuba diver, sailor, and filmmaker. She takes a video camera underwater when diving, and enjoys editing her original films of bizarre and fascinating marine life. She has worked as a science educator, consultant, and educational advisor – helping to train science teachers how to teach ‘exciting science’. Gloria now travels the world lecturing and teaching young and old about our incredible planet and its amazing sea life. In her non-fiction book “The Amazing World Beneath the Waves”, Gloria shares her enthusiasm and love of the sea and explains the world of oceanography in terms accessible to the general reader. The book contains wonderful photographs and gives readers an insight into the fascinating underwater world of our planet’s oceans.
Her first, in a planned series of, fiction books for ages 8-12 is ‘Eye of the Turtle’ and was published on 4th January 2020. The second book in this series is the Secrets of the Shallows and was published at the end of June 2020. The third book ‘The Hidden Cave’ was published in October 2020.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 12.7 × 1.1 × 20.3 cm


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