Book Description: 2023 Chrysalis BREW Project Award – WINNER!
2023 BookFest Book Awards Gold Medal WINNER!
2023 Gertrude Warner Middle Grade Awards – Long List
2023 American Fiction Awards – FINALIST
She’s about to invent a genius solution.
But when her AI pal goes AWOL, can she find her friend while designing a life-saving device?
Twelve-year-old Putney Hicks is ready to spring into action. As news spreads of a legendary three-legged turtle laying its eggs, she fears that the bright lights of a nearby porch will tempt the vulnerable babies away from the ocean. And with only ten days left before they hatch, Putney works furiously on a clever prototype to save the newborns before they become easy prey for hungry predators.
Just as the ingenious middle schooler makes progress on her design, she’s terrified when her beloved AI companion vanishes. And without her trusted helper by her side, Putney’s frantic efforts to rescue the tiny reptiles could be in jeopardy.
With the clock ticking, can she track down her smart sidekick and help the hatchlings survive?
The Sea Turtle Spy Project is the energizing fourth book in the award-winning Putney Hicks Inventor Adventures middle grade series. If you like courageous young girls, seaside settings, and science-inspired curiosity, then you’ll love Marsha Tufft’s fun-filled mission.
Buy The Sea Turtle Spy Project to defend the defenseless today!
★★★★★ Move over Nancy Drew and Angus MacGyver and make room for Putney and Sam in The Sea Turtle Spy Project by Marsha Tufft. As someone who has lived in Hilton Head, I really liked how the author incorporated the problem-solving process and prototype screen that was utilized to save two sea turtle nests on Hilton Head Island. – Readers’ Favorite
★★★★★ Marsha Tufft’s middle-grade mystery, The Sea Turtle Spy Project, is the fourth book in the Putney Hicks Inventor Adventures series. Combining mystery, middle school drama, and conservation into a compelling plot makes this an engaging and educational read. The Hilton Head sea turtle dilemma is a very real problem. Weaving this issue with spies and technological wonders, the plot involves considerable problem-solving skills which will inspire young readers with their own abilities to solve problems by addressing difficult issues and taking a step-by-step process to unravel and overcome them. The interesting Foreword provides some background on the sea turtles of Hilton Head. This sparks the reader’s interest and the unraveling mystery that follows will have young readers settling into a good Nancy Drew type of drama. The descriptive narrative, background information on the sea turtles, technological advances, compelling dialogue, and character development all come together to capture the young reader’s attention right from the beginning.– Readers’ Favorite
★★★★★ Author Marsha Tufft brings us a truly informative adventure in the fourth book of the Putney Hicks Inventor Adventures series. In The Sea Turtle Spy Project, 12-year-old Putney tries to find a solution to help protect baby sea turtles reaching the ocean. In particular, the babies of Stumpy are of great importance to everyone. During this challenge, Putney and her school friends are involved in another charity event to help raise funds for animal shelters during a hurricane. In the meantime, Sam is always by her side, whether in hiding in the magical eyepad or in holographic form. Putney has to keep Sam a secret to keep her safe from the people behind “The Ghost” and KITE. Should Sam fall into the wrong hands, who knows what might happen?– Readers’ Favorite
Category: Children’s Fiction