Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends




Paul J. Mila
Perfect Bound
October 2016

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Harry the hawksbill turtle discovers that his angelfish friends aren't getting along because they look different from each other. Harry teaches them they are more alike than they realize, while children also learn about sea life. This is a fun book for beginning self-readers or for parents and children to read together.


"This terrific little book has everything. The story is fantasy, but the underwater color photos showing the interaction of reef characters are real. The information about turtles is easy to understand, and the fish learn a great lesson about befriending those who are not always just like you. It even has easy, fun questions at the end to enhance the learning."
Cathy Church, award-winning underwater photographer, teacher, author

"Paul Mila invites us into a beautiful undersea adventure and introduces us to a rainbow of new friends. He combines accurate science and spectacular photographs with an important lesson about the value of diversity, giving readers many important insights! The balance of informational text with an important social message makes this a fine addition to any children’s library."
David Flatley, Superintendent Carle Place Schools


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Media Coverage

2016 Adventure Sports Dive Shop

Read the review posted by Adventure Sports Dive Shop in Ontario, Canada. 



The westbury timesThe Westbury Times interviews author Paul Mila on the social message behind his children's book.


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Author Bio:

Paul Mila Author PhotoPaul Mila has expanded his horizons from Brooklyn to Baja and beyond. He traded in his corporate suit for a wetsuit and now devotes his time to writing, scuba diving, underwater photography, and speaking to groups about ocean conservation.

He has enjoyed photographing and diving with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas, humpback whales in the Dominican Republic and Tonga, and diverse sea life around the world, including his home waters of Long Island, New York.

Using his photographs and personal adventures, Paul brings the people and undersea creatures he encounters to life through interesting stories for readers of all ages. In addition to this children's book and two nonfiction books, he has authored a scuba diving thriller/fiction series drawing from a cast of colorful, real-life Caribbean characters.



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