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Memoirs of a Tortoise



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    Eighty-years-young, Oliver the tortoise enjoys a blissful life. He has a wonderful human pet, Ike, who feeds him delicious treats like dandelions and melons. They both like relaxing and spending time together in Ike’s peaceful garden.

    But then one day Ike is gone forever and Oliver is left bewildered. Oliver goes to the one creature who can provide solace and answers—his mother. And so he makes the oh-so-slowly trek to his mother, who lives just five gardens away. The months-long journey gives Oliver time to think about his friendship with Ike and mull over what the future might now hold.

    Using quiet humor and thoughtful musings, this latest offering in the bestselling Memoirs Of series flips the conventional losing-a-pet storyline and reminds readers to make the most of our time with our loved ones.

    • Author: Devin Scillian’s children’s books include A is for America: An American Alphabet. He lives in Michigan and anchors the news for WDIV-TV in Detroit

    • Tim Bowers’s children’s books have garnered various awards, including the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best” list and several Junior Library Guild selections. He lives in Granville, Ohio.

    • A best-selling book from Sleeping Bear Press

    • Interest Level: Ages 4 - 8

    • Reading Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3

    • Hardcover, 32 pages, 11" x 9"