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Memoirs of a tortoise  Cover Image Book Book

Memoirs of a tortoise / by Devin Scillian ; illustrated by Tim Bowers.

Scillian, Devin, (author.). Bowers, Tim, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534110199
  • ISBN: 1534110194
  • Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan : Sleeping Bear Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Oliver the tortoise has had his human, Ike, for a very, very long time now. In fact, they're the same age--80 years old--and practically twins. They both enjoy the slowness of the garden, cool water from the hose on a hot day, and a nice slice of honeydew melon. But when Ike stops visiting the garden, Oliver wonders why his pet has left him so soon. So he makes the long journey to see his mother ten gardens away--she will certainly have the answer. This tender story from the author and illustrator that brought us Memoirs of a Goldfish reminds us to cherish all the days we have with our pets and loved ones.
Target Audience Note:
6-9 years Sleeping Bear Press.
550L Lexile
Decoding demand: 62 (high) Semantic demand: 68 (high) Syntactic demand: 76 (high) Structure demand: 85 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.8 0.5 509925.
Awards Note:
Show Me Award Nominee, 2022-2023
Subject: Turtles > Juvenile fiction.
Pets > Juvenile fiction.
Death > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 41 of 70 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 5 copies available at Jefferson County.


  • 1 current hold with 70 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson County Library-Arnold E ANIMALS SCILLIAN (Text) 30000024897005 Easy Awards Checked out 10/22/2022
Jefferson County Library-Arnold E ANIMALS SCILLIAN (Text) 30061030200592 Easy Awards Checked out 10/19/2022
Jefferson County Library-Arnold E ANIMALS SCILLIAN (Text) 30061030200600 Easy Awards In transit -
Jefferson County Library-Northwest E ANIMALS SCILLIAN (Text) 30000024896692 Easy Books Checked out 10/13/2022
Jefferson County Library-Windsor E ANIMALS SCILLIAN (Text) 30000024897187 Juvenile New Books Checked out 10/11/2022

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