The Tale Of The Anzac Tortoise by Shona RiddellThe Tale Of The Anzac Tortoise by Shona Riddell

The Tale Of The Anzac Tortoise

byShona RiddellIllustratorMatt Gauldie

Paperback | July 16, 2019

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Based on the true story of one of the longest-living and quietest World War I survivors,The Tale of the Anzac Tortoiseis an epic tale of soldiers, nurses, sacrifice and kindness, when siblings Matthew and Marama find themselves transported back in time to the shores of Gallipoli through an encounter with a tortoise. The original tortoise who inspired the story was plucked by a wounded soldier from the battlefield and then gifted to a nurse, who brought him home to New Zealand. That nurse was the great-great-aunt of author Shona Riddell, and the tortoise remained in their family for the next 80 years!
Shona Riddellhas been a writer and journalist for over 15 years. Her articles have been published in theNew Zealand Herald, theListener, and theSunday Star-Times, among others, and she has worked as a writer/editor for TVNZ, ACP (now Bauer) Media, and Trade Me. Shona is the author ofTrial of Strength: Adventures and Misadventures on th...
Title:The Tale Of The Anzac TortoiseFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:36 pages, 10.25 × 6.9 × 0.45 inShipping dimensions:10.25 × 6.9 × 0.45 inPublished:July 16, 2019Publisher:Exisle PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0473318946

ISBN - 13:9780473318949

Appropriate for ages: 3