The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle (Hardcover)
Jupiter Scientific, 9780965517607, 20pp.
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
A 2018 Reader Views Choice Award
Feathered Quill "Be Kind to Animals" Prize
A 2018 Distinguished Favorite Independent Press Award
Thomas the Turtle lives with his mother and sister on Placid Pond. Many years ago his father disappeared when he entered one part of the pond, which is 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, and finally with the help of two children he succeeds. The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle stresses family values, filial obedience, adversity, curiosity, faith and determination. Parents will enjoy reading this touching story to their 5-to-9-year-old children for its exciting adventure and strong moral messages.