The World Turtle exists in several cultures, namely the Mayan and Hindu cultures. The idea is that the world rests on the back of a giant, space-faring turtle. I first heard this myth about two and a half years ago, and was intrigued by the idea. It wasn't until I picked up a copy of Driftby M.K. Hutchins at the library and saw the beautiful cover, featuring a sea turtle with an island on its back, that the story came back to me, and I knew I just had to read this book.