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"Outlined in the tranquil telling of a friendship between a young boy and a seemingly odd man who proves to be 'old and wise, and full of wonderful secrets' is a beguiling look at the breeding process of Japanese sea turtles, who lay their eggs on land yet live in the ocean."-Kirkus Reviews
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Taro is fascinated by the strange actions of old Jiro-San, who sweeps the sand on the beach while waiting for the arrival of Japanese sea turtles ready to lay their eggs.
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