About the Book
A rainbow is born at night! A baby sea turtle has journeyed from a place beyond stars to Shell Beach and seeks out his fmaily. In one night with the help of the most unusual guide he goes through a series of adventures. The inspiration for this book came from one of the rarest sea turtle beaches in the world, Shell Beach in Guyana. It is a unique story with a multi-cultural fusion of concepts. It is the first picture book written using the ghazal, an Arabic and Indo- Persian form of rhyming couplets, as a foundation. The main character, Manni, stems from the Sanskrit word, Mani, from India which means “jewel or money” and the mongazers which Manni meets are among the many spirits within the folklore of Guyana and the Carib- bean, some of which are from the indigenous Arawak Indians.