The adventures of a newborn turtle whose most dangerous enemy is man. Mrs. Wilson from Chicago ""saves"" Green from the sea, young Paco adopts her as a pet until a hotel owner bargains with his father for her and takes her to a pond. There she is attacked by the resident moray eel; Paco rescues Green and releases her to the sea where she joins a group of ""rejects"" and. . . and.... The illustrations of the passing fish are diverting, those of the people are rather overdramatic as is the story generally--a cover for a naturally history lesson.