Release #6-18
May 16, 2018

Jupiter Scientific Book Wins Another Prize

      Jupiter Scientific's children's book The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle by Stuart Samuel (author) and Nathaniel Dailey (illustrator) is a finalist in the category “Children's Fiction” for the 12th annual National Indie Excellence Awards. This adds to the accolades that the book has received. In March, Reader Views designated The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle as a 2018 Reviewer Choice Award, and the book received the “Be Kind to Animals Prize” from Feathered Quill Book Reviews. Two months later, it was honored again with a 2018 Distinguished Favorite Independent Press Award in the category of picture book for all ages.

      The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle has been praised by reviewers at and and by readers at Particularly noteworthy are comments about the book's interesting story, varied messages, and colorful illustrations.

      The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle is about a turtle named Thomas, his sister Sally and their mother Myrtle who live at Placid Pond. Many years ago, Thomas's father disappeared when he entered a region of the pond that Myrtle calls the "forbidden region." Although Thomas was told by his mother to avoid this region, one day he swims too close and is swept over a waterfall and downstream. In this frightening experience, Thomas struggles to battle the forces of nature and is determined to be reunited with this family. His heroic effort is thwarted when he gets stuck in a thicket. Luckily, a boy and girl come upon him, free him from the thicket, and help him to get back to Placid Pond. The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle emphasizes determination, bravery, adversity, faith, family values and filial obedience. For more information about The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle, visit

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