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The Tortoise and the Soldier: Based on True Events (Prebound)

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By Michael Foreman, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)
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While fighting for England in World War I, Henry Friston sees extraordinary sights--foreign lands and fighting armies and oceans that stretch to the horizon. But it's while under fire in the trenches at Gallipoli that he sees the most extraordinary sight of all: a tortoise. Inspired, he discovers the strength he needs to survive, and, together, he and his tortoise escape the battle. So begins the friendship of a lifetime.

Based on true events and with charming illustrations, "The Tortoise and the Soldier" is an amazing story of war, courage, and friendship by Michael Foreman.

About the Author

Michael Foreman is the author and illustrator of many bestselling books for children, including "War Boy" and "War Game." He first met Henry Friston and Ali Pasha as a young boy growing up in England, where Michael still makes his home today.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606392914
ISBN-10: 0606392912
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Pages: 128
Language: English