This is a charming story set within the beauty and tranquility of Norfolk Island. The green turtle has a special place in Thorton's grandfather's heart. It moves gracefully through the waves far out to sea, but on the day his mother died, the green turtle came out of the water to bring comfort to Thorton's grandfather. With the turtle's ease and playfulness his grandfather could forgot his sorrow. Thorton loves to hear his grandfather tell the story of the green turtle, and perhaps today he too will experience its beauty.