- Book 1 of the Turtle Town Books
- Paperback 240 pages
- Reading level: Ages 8 – 12
- Illustrated by Kelley Stengele
- Publisher: LongTale Publishing LLC.
This special autographed copy is the first book in the Turtle Town Series. This is the second series of children’s books from Texas author Melissa M. Williams. The Inner Puka is about Snap Shell, a box-shell turtle from Texas, who must find his place among a society of surfing sea turtles along California’s southern coast. Snap Shell, the box shell turtle we all loved from the Iggy the Iguana series, has waited his whole life to follow his dream of becoming a real surfer. When his father is transferred to California, Snap gets the chance to embrace the much sought after waves of the West Coast. He faces many challenges, due to his physical differences from the other sea turtles. This book is all about diversity and friendship.