The Tortoise and the Soldier

The Tortoise and the Soldier

Based on True Events

Paperback - 2016
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"A story of friendship and courage during World War I"--
A tale based on true events documents the unlikely friendship between a tortoise and a World War II soldier who bonded while escaping a battle in the trenches at Gallipoli.
Published: New York :, Square Fish, Henry Holt and Company,, 2016.
Edition: First Square Fish edition.
ISBN: 9781250090515
Branch Call Number: J741.6092 FOR
Characteristics: 115 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,21 cm


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JCLJoyceM Jan 27, 2017

In shelling during World War I, a British sailor lands in a crater with a tortoise. This historical fiction shares the story of Henry as he smuggles the pet aboard ship. The older Henry tells his story to a reporter, while sharing diary entries. The book includes excellent illustrations by Foreman and photos of the real Henry and his tortoise, both of whom lived to old age.


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