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The tortoise and the soldier : a story of courage and friendship in World War I, Michael Foreman

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The tortoise and the soldier : a story of courage and friendship in World War I
Title
The tortoise and the soldier
Title remainder
a story of courage and friendship in World War I
Statement of responsibility
Michael Foreman
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Told in dual flashbacks, this novel relates the stories of both Trevor Roberts, a British journalist-in-training, and Henry Friston, a World War I Royal Navy sailor. Assigned in the 1950s to cover the annual hibernation awakening of Ali Pasha, a giant tortoise and local celebrity owned by Henry, Trevor meets and connects with Henry who then shares his wartime photos, memorabilia, and diary as well as reminiscences of harrowing battles with Turkish soldiers in Gallipoli, and his fateful meeting with Ali Pasha, an encounter that gave Henry the strength to survive and marked the beginning of a lifelong friendship
  • "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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1938-
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Foreman, Michael
Dewey number
  • 741.6092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ7.F7583
  • PR6056.O675
LC item number
  • Tor 2015
  • Z46 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Friston, Henry James
  • Turtles
  • Human-animal relationships
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Sailors
  • Journalists
  • Courage
  • Sailors
  • Journalists
  • Turtles
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Courage
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The tortoise and the soldier : a story of courage and friendship in World War I, Michael Foreman
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Note
  • "Based on true events."
  • Originally published under the title The amazing tale of Ali Pasha Dorking, Surrey : Templar, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn902138729
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
115 pages
Isbn
9781627791731
Lccn
2014047282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)902138729
Label
The tortoise and the soldier : a story of courage and friendship in World War I, Michael Foreman
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Based on true events."
  • Originally published under the title The amazing tale of Ali Pasha Dorking, Surrey : Templar, 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn902138729
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
115 pages
Isbn
9781627791731
Lccn
2014047282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)902138729

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