The Town of Turtle (Hardcover)
HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544749825, 40pp.
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
When a solitary turtle decides to make some renovations to his shell, he doesn’t have a blueprint, only a dream for a better life. He starts by building a deck—though he figures the deck could use a fireplace. And a fireplace needs wood, so naturally, he plants a garden. But it isn’t really a garden without a pond . . . Soon, Turtle can barely recognize his own shadow.
Finally satisfied with the intricate world upon his back, word begins to spread of the magical “Town of Turtle,” attracting newcomers from far and wide. All are welcome in Turtle’s town, where life is a little less lonely, if only you come out of your shell.
About the Author
Catia Chien is an avid painter whose work is known for its whimsy, colors, and energy. She has produced work for the children's book market, film and animation industries, comic book anthologies, and galleries. Visit her at catiachien.com and on Instagram @catia_chien.
Praise For The Town of Turtle…
"Thoughtful, thought-provoking, and filled with engaging language."--Kirkus
"Expressionist spreads, drawn not for laughs but with a sense of wonder."--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review