Lucy the Tortoise


  • Written by Sheila Rockley
  • Art and Design by Taillefer Long
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Everyone needs an adventure now and then . . . even a tortoise. In this tale, Lucy the Tortoise tells young readers how a chance encounter with a mischievous back-flipping bunny leads her on an escapade out of her backyard and into an unknown world where she loses her way, gets in some deep water, learns some very valuable lessons and becomes a feature on the local news. Come along on Lucy’s adventure as she encounters  the long green legs of praying mantis, plays hide-and-seek with a prairie dog, and journeys to find the path that will lead her back home.

Author Sheila Rockley’s book is based on the true story of her seven-year-old pet tortoise’s long road home after disappearing from her yard outside of Denver, Colorado. Imagined from Lucy’s point of view, the resulting story is an adventure tale that will excite children about the animal world with its intriguing facts about camouflage, games, and different habitats.