All day long Yusuf looks at the sky. It is bright and clear and windless. A fish and a gift! What will Papa bring home from the sea? Sometimes he brings a beautiful shell. Sometimes he brings a jewel green bottle rinsed by the waves.


Some days Yusuf ’s father brings a story. Like the time they found sea turtles on the sand, hundreds washed up in a storm. “Whaaat? Whaaat? Whaaat?” cried the gulls. “What will you do to help the turtles?” Papa said, “We saved those turtles, I tell you straight. We sent them back to the ocean, every last one.”