The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle

by Stuart Samuel
with illustrations by Nathaniel Dailey

turtle book

A Prize Winning Turtle Book for Kids

A 2018 Reader Views Choice Award
Feathered Quill "Be Kind to Animals" Prize
A 2018 Distinguished Favorite Independent Press Award
Finalist in the category of children's fiction of the 12th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards

Read an Author Interview.

Listed among Award Winning Children's Turtle Books
Listed among Best Turtle Picture Books for Children
    Thomas the Turtle lives with his family on a picturesque pond. He is told by his mother not to go to a forbidden region of the pond. But Thomas's curiosity gets the better of him and one day he ventures too close. What transpires thereafter is an adventure in which Thomas battles the forces of nature to become reunited with his family.

Quotes from Reviews:

“A beautifully illustrated, delightful story of the love for family, life lessons, and the importance of obeying parents.”
     — Theresa Courtney-Ketcher, Principal, Forest Park Elementary School

“Those interested in nature will love the turtle family and the outdoor setting.”
     — Duane Silverstein, Executive Director of Seacology (An organization protecting the natural habitats of islands worldwide)

“My six year-old really enjoyed the adventure.”
     — Penny Olson, A Reviewer

“A cute story with beautiful pictures to encourage little ones to have a passion for the natural world.”
     — A Librarian at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library

The Adventure of Thomas the Turtle by Stuart Samuel was so fun!”
     — Rose Whitacre (age 7), A Reader Views Reviewer

“Excellent teaching tool for homeschoolers, libraries, schools, and young readers who love nature and wildlife.”
     — Deborah F, A Reviewer

“A beautifully illustrated book that teaches children a very valuable and practical lesson about nature, animals and listening to their parents.”
     — Crystal Crichlow of Book Explosions Reviews

“A lovely story. The illustrations are beautiful and help engage children.”
     — The Bookworm Blogger

“An endearing tale of a brave turtle curious about the world around him.”
     — Emily Wyatt, Author of Goodnight Little Rock

“It’s a cute little story with amazing illustrations.”
     — Laura's Books and Blog

“A nice story that teaches”
     — Holly Connors of Feathered Quill Reviews

“The illustrations are amazing . . . I highly recommend this book.”
     — Marilyn, A Reviewer

“Any lover of turtles will enjoy this charming story.”
     — Tanya A, A Reviewer

“I think children and adults alike will enjoy it. Quite well written.”
     — Jane Shambler, A Reviewer

“A sweet book! It teaches a very important lesson. Highly recommend!”
     — Arika Conley, A Reviewer

Ordering Information: Sample Pages: About the Author:
    Stuart Samuel is a graduate of Princeton University. His first book One! Two! Three! This Book 's for Me! was selected as a “Best of 2002” by January Magazine. Samuel lives with his wife and two children in California.

About the Illustrator:
    Nathaniel Dailey received his BA with an emphasis in illustration and design from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among his previously illustrated books are An American Bear in Paris, Spell to Attract Excitement, Goodnight Little Rock and Grand-Père Bear. Dailey teaches art at his studio based in Little Rock, where he also produces art in diverse mediums for private and corporate collections around the world.

Book Industry Data:
Author: Stuart Samuel
Illustrator: Nathaniel Dailey
Library of Congress Catalog Number: 2017933498
ISBN-13: 978-0-9655176-0-7
ISBN-10: 0965517608
Audience: Children of ages 4 to 9
BISAC Subject Code: JUV002240
Number of pages: 14 with 14 illustrations
Physical features: Hardcover, 8.5" x 8.5", 0.615 lbs, 4-color throughout
Price: $14.95
Publication Date: July 18, 2017
Distribution: Ingram,
Carton size: 34

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