Sep 02 2011

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Writer pens book about Island celebrity turtle: Allison

The cover of the book (left) and Dave Cromwell with Allison: his inspiration (right).

Staff Writer

Inspiration can be a heavy burden; at least that was the case for Dave Cromwell when he under­took writing a book for the first time two years ago.

Having been in the me­dia, specifically broad­cast journalism, business for a number of years and being an active member of Sea Turtle Inc. Staff, Cromwell felt he had the tools needed to bring what he deemed an important story to the attention of young people. He found that his mission would be one full of trials, but, in the end, he believes it will be worthwhile.

To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Sept. 1 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.


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  1. Marge Eberz

    I am interested in purchasing the book , ALLISON, The Mostly True Story of a One Flippered Sea Turtle by Dave Cromwell for my niece who lovessea turtles.Can you let me know where I can purchase it? I live in Pennsylvania. Is it available by mail or in any book stores?
    Thank you for your attention to this message
    Marge Eberz

  2. Tina Poucher

    Perhaps calling Turtle, Inc…on South Padre Island…I’ll bet it’s in the gift shop!

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