The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle
by Stuart Samuel
with illustrations by Nathaniel Dailey
Thomas the Turtle lives with his family on a picturesque pond.
He is told by his mother not to go to a forbidden region of the pond.
But Thomas's curiosity gets the better of him and one day he ventures too close.
What transpires thereafter is an adventure in which Thomas battles the forces of nature
to become reunited with his family.
Quotes from Reviews:
“A beautifully illustrated, delightful story of the love for family, life lessons, and the importance of obeying parents.”
— Theresa Courtney-Ketcher, Principal, Forest Park Elementary School
“Those interested in nature will love the turtle family and the outdoor setting.”
— Duane Silverstein, Executive Director of Seacology (An organization protecting the natural habitats of islands worldwide)
“My six year-old really enjoyed the adventure.”
— Penny Olson, A Goodreads.com Reviewer
“A cute story with beautiful pictures to encourage little ones to have a passion for the natural world.”
— A Librarian at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library
“Excellent teaching tool for homeschoolers, libraries, schools, and young readers who love nature and wildlife.”
— Deborah F, A Netgalley.com Reviewer
“A beautifully illustrated book that teaches children a very valuable and practical lesson about nature, animals and listening to their parents.”
— Crystal Crichlow of Book Explosions Reviews
“A lovely story. The illustrations are beautiful and help engage children.”
— The Bookworm Blogger
“An endearing tale of a brave turtle curious about the world around him.”
— Emily Wyatt, Author of Goodnight Little Rock
“The illustrations are amazing . . . I highly recommend this book.”
— Marilyn, A Goodreads.com Reviewer
“Any lover of turtles will enjoy this charming story.”
— Tanya A, A Netgalley.com Reviewer
“I think children and adults alike will enjoy it. Quite well written.”
— Jane Shambler, A Goodreads.com Reviewer
“A sweet book! It teaches a very important lesson. Highly recommend!”
— Arika Conley, A Netgalley.com Reviewer
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Stuart Samuel is a graduate of Princeton University.
His first book One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me!
was selected as a “Best of 2002” by January Magazine.
Samuel lives with his wife and two children in California.
About the Illustrator:
Nathaniel Dailey received his BA with an emphasis in illustration
and design from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
Among his previously illustrated books are An American Bear in Paris,
Spell to Attract Excitement, Goodnight Little Rock and Grand-Père Bear.
Dailey teaches art at his studio based in Little Rock,
where he also produces art in diverse mediums
for private and corporate collections around the world.
Book Industry Data:
Author: Stuart Samuel
Illustrator: Nathaniel Dailey
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2017933498
Audience: Children of ages 4 to 9
BISAC Subject Code: JUV002240
Number of pages: 14 with 14 illustrations
Hardcover, 8.5" x 8.5", 0.615 lbs, 4-color throughout
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
Distribution: Ingram, Amazon.com
Carton size: 34
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