The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise (Paperback)

By Julia Stuart

Shi Bao Chu Ban/Tsai Fong Books, 9789571355313, 264pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2012

August 2010 Indie Next List

“Balthazar Jones, a retired military man, is now a Beefeater living in the Tower of London with his family and his 181-year-old pet tortoise named Mrs. Cook. When the queen decides that her menagerie of donated animals should return to live at the Tower as they had centuries before, Balthazar becomes their keeper. This is a touching family story, as well as a delightfully whimsical and zany tale of man and beast. Great fun!”
— Karen T Harris, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA
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