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Space Tortoise

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park, there lived a little tortoise.
But Tortoise is lonely. He's never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding.
Then, one day, he looks up at the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him.
"That must be where the other tortoises are - at the top of the sky! I
Published May 1st 2018 by Faber Faber
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Ova - Excuse My Reading
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am absolutely in love with this book, such a good story and the drawings are amazing.

The last page with lights is an absolute masterpiece.
Dimity Powell
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids-lit
Little Tortoise lives a solitary life among the apple cores in a cosy rusty bin in a forlorn playground. He wonders where all the other animals are and sets out to find them. He thinks a spaceship would be the most suitable mode of transport to take him to the 'top of the sky' where he notes the candles of animals (aka stars) shine most brightly. He is crestfallen to learn this is not the case at all but along the way discovers the friends he yearns for.

A sweet tale with an alluring character i
Garance J. Bonadonna (The Nerdy Artivist)

What a wonderful little story.
A little tortoise lives in a quiet comfy home but she feels lonely. And when she looks up at the stars she feels like she might have friends there. So she sets up for her adventure.

It's poetic and magical and the illustrations are so sweet. I really had a good time reading it. Got all the vibes of innocent childhood.
This one is a heart warmer, go for it.
Maggie Hesseling
What an adorable picture flap!

It's all about a little tortoise who has big dreams to reach the stars to see the other animals that are out there.

Montgomery's adorable story mixed with the fantastic illustration of Lichfield makes for a beautiful, funny and inspiring read. How Tortoise made a friend and accidently discovered 'stars' aplenty will have you pouring over each page admiring every detail. Both of the story and the illustrations that enhance it.

Con Robinson
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dis SO mooi!
Aug 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Sweet - good illustrations
Laura Brandon
A resilient little tortoise, who comes to see the world for what it truly is in his journey to find other animal friends outside of the park he calls his home
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Amazing book, such a fantastic idea and story.
Really nice illustrations.
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Ross Montgomery has worked as a pig farmer, a postman and a primary school teacher, so writing books was the next logical step. He spent his childhood reading everything he could get his hands on, from Jacqueline Wilson to Beano annuals, and it taught him pretty much everything that's worth knowing. If you looked through his pockets you'd find empty crisp packets, lists of things to do, and a bott ...more

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