Torty and the soldier, by Jennifer Beck
This is a lovely picture book about a tortise called Torty and a NZ solider called Stewart Little. It is set during WWI and Stewart rescues a tortoise that has been run over and nurses her back to health. When he returned home, Torty was stolen and sold to a circus but a policeman found her and she was returned to Stewart’s family. This is a lovely book and I really enjoyed reading it. I especially liked it as it was a true story.
Reviewed by Molly from Karori and Karori Normal School , 10 years old