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Torty, the Lucky Tortoise

Torty the tortoise.

by David Chadwick

illustrations by Scott Pearson

Book cover of JJ 48.

The adventures of Torty, the tortoise started in Greece during the First World War when she was rescued by Stewart, a New Zealand stretcher-bearer. Stewart took Torty back home to New Zealand at the end of the war and looked after her until he died. Torty is still alive and is cared for by Stewart’s family. This true story is told through a variety of text forms including two pages of graphic layout.

Gold 2

Series: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Learning area: English, Science

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: tortoise, First World War, soldier, hibernation, torty, reptile, stretcher-bearer

In: Junior Journal 48, Level 2, 2014

Publication date: January 2014

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