Release #4-18
March 27, 2018

Jupiter Scientific Book Wins Prize

Jupiter Scientific is pleased to announce that its children's book The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle by Stuart Samuel has been designated a 2018 Reviewer Choice Award by Reader Views. In addition, the book has received the “Be Kind to Animals Award” from Feathered Quill Book Reviews. This makes Samuel an award-winning children's author given that his first children's book One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! was selected a “Best of 2002” by January Magazine. The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle is beautifully illustrated by Nathaniel Dailey who graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in design. Among his previously illustrated books are: An American Bear in Paris, Spell to Attract Excitement, Goodnight Little Rock and Grand-Père Bear.

    The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle, which was published in July 2017, is about a turtle named Thomas who lives in a tranquil pond with his sister and mother. Years ago, his father disappeared when he entered one part of the pond called the "forbidden region." Thomas the Turtle has been told by his mother not to go to this region, but one day Thomas ventures too close and is swept over a waterfall and downstream. He struggles battling the forces of nature to survive the frightening experience. Far from home, he is determined to reunite with this family. However, his heroic effort is thwarted when he gets caught in a thicket. By chance, a brother and sister find him. The brother suggests taking Thomas home but the sister believes that the turtle must be heading to the nearby pond. So with the help of the two children, Thomas succeeds in returning home. The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle stresses family values, filial obedience, adversity, bravery, curiosity, faith and determination. The book is written so that parents will enjoy reading the touching story to their 5-to-9-year-old children for its exciting adventure and strong moral messages.

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Cover Image of The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle

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A Turtle Book for Kids

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