Publication Date: 03/05/2018 ISBN: 9780571331055 Category:
Featured in Mr B's 2018 Christmas Catalogue

Space Tortoise

Ross Montgomery, David Litchfield

Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 03/05/2018 ISBN: 9780571331055 Category:
Paperback / Softback



Mr B's review

Mr B’s Christmas Catalogue Review 2018

Living in a cosy dry playground bin is a fine life for a tortoise. Or at least it is until you get thinking about who else might be out there. The starry night certainly looks full of life – perhaps that’s the place to find some companionship! And so begins one tortoise’s space race. A tough ask when your booster is a plastic straw and you first have to make it across sandpit deserts and paddling pool oceans. A picture book quest that glows as it celebrates perseverance and new friends.


A beautiful, moving and heartwarming tale about bravery, kindness and welcoming strangers, from the team behind The Building Boy.

Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park . . .

. . . there lived a little tortoise.

But Tortoise is lonely. He’s never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one day, he looks up and the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him. “That must be where the other tortoises are – at the top of the sky! I wish I could join them.” But how can a little tortoise get to the top of the sky? And so begins a magical journey . . .

‘A heartwarming story.’ Guardian

‘*****’ Books for Keeps

‘Will make your spirits soar into the stratosphere.’ Daily Mail

‘So popular that it is permanently scanned out of our school library – to the extent that I am not entirely sure of its current whereabouts.’ Times Educational Supplement

‘We love this book!’ Joel, age 1, Toppsta

‘Love love this funny and quirky book.’ Sophie, age 2, Toppsta

‘Perfect for sharing at bedtime.’ Brobee, age 5 & Toodee age 3, Toppsta

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