Memoirs of a tortoise / by Devin Scillian ; illustrated by Tim Bowers.
Oliver the tortoise has had his human, Ike, for a very, very long time now. In fact, they're the same age--80 years old--and practically twins. They both enjoy the slowness of the garden, cool water from the hose on a hot day, and a nice slice of honeydew melon. But when Ike stops visiting the garden, Oliver wonders why his pet has left him so soon. So he makes the long journey to see his mother ten gardens away--she will certainly have the answer. This tender story from the author and illustrator that brought us Memoirs of a Goldfish reminds us to cherish all the days we have with our pets and loved ones.
- ISBN: 9781534110199
- ISBN: 1534110194
- Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan : Sleeping Bear Press, 
|Target Audience Note:||
6-9 years Sleeping Bear Press.
Decoding demand: 62 (high) Semantic demand: 68 (high) Syntactic demand: 76 (high) Structure demand: 85 (very high) Lexile
|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 509925.
Show Me Award Nominee, 2022-2023
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|Subject:||Turtles > Juvenile fiction.
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Death > Juvenile fiction.
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