Never Give Up

The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation has teamed up with local children’s author Jan Everett (click to email) to offer a revised edition of her popular “Never Give Up” book about little Johnny helping turtles cross a dangerous road. The book is based on the true story of her husband John’s efforts to rescue turtles crossing the Long Point Causeway, once rated the fourth deadliest road for turtles in North America.

Johnny’s story also reflects the work of local citizens since 2006 to reduce road mortality of turtles, snakes and frogs on the Causeway that is located in the Biosphere Reserve. The group has faced many challenges to their efforts to install signage, barrier fencing and ecopassages along the road but like little Johnny, their motto is “Never Give Up”!

The revised edition, also available in French, includes photos and information about the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project and the Biosphere Reserve. “Never Give Up” and “N’Abandonne Jamais” sells for a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Where to purchase the book:

1. Shear Creations,Highway 59, Port Rowan, Ontario.

2. Online using PayPal

3. Mail your order and a cheque made out to Jan Everett:

Jan Everett c/o Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation
P.O. Box 338
Port Rowan, ON
N0E 1M0

Mail order method: to place an order, please indicate the number of books at $9.99 each and add 5% HST (books are exempt from the 8% provincial portion of HST). Also add the cost of shipping and handling, based on the chart below.

No. of books 1 2 5 10 20 25 50
Shipping and handling $3.00 $4.00 $5.00 $12.00 $13.00 $13.00 $15.00

For example, an order for 5 books would cost (9.99 X 5) = $49.95 plus (HST at 5%) = 2.50 plus shipping and handling = $5.00. The total cost of the order would be $57.45. Please mail in a cheque made out to Jan Everett to the address noted above. Be sure to include your return address with your order.

Please note that proceeds from the sale of “Never Give Up” and “N’Abandonne Jamais” will be used to continue the work of protecting turtles, snakes and frogs along the Long Point Causeway.

To learn more about the Long Point Causeway Improvement Project visit