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The Tortoise and the Soldier: Based on True Events
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As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world. He thought he was signing up for a lifetime of adventure when he joined the Royal Navy. But when World War I begins, it launches the world, and Henry, into turmoil. While facing enemy fire at Gallipoli, Henry discovers the strength he needs to survive in an unexpected source: a tortoise. And so begins the friendship of a lifetime. Based on true events, and with charming illustrations, this story of war, courage, and friendship will win the hearts of readers.



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from Henry Holt Books for Young Readers (November 24, 2015)
9781627791731 | details & prices | 115 pages | 7.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 3-4 | 1.10 lbs | List price $16.99
About: As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world.

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