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Rodney was a tortoise  Cover Image Book Book

Rodney was a tortoise / written by Nan Forler ; illustrated by Yong Ling Kang.

Forler, Nan, (author.). Kang, Yong Ling, (illustrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 073526662X : HRD
  • ISBN: 073526662X
  • ISBN: 073526662X
  • ISBN: 9780735266629 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780735266629
  • ISBN: 9780735266629
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: [Toronto, ON] : Tundra, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Published simultaneously in the United States of America by Tundra Books of Northern New York, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House of Canada Limited"--Colophon.
Summary, etc.:
"Bernadette and Rodney are the best of friends. Rodney's not so good at playing cards, but he's great at staring contests. His favorite food is lettuce, though he eats it VERRRRRRY SLOOOOOWLY. And he's such a joker! When Bernadette goes to sleep at night, Rodney is always there, watching over her from his tank. As the seasons pass, Rodney moves slower and slower, until one day he stops moving at all. Without Rodney, Bernadette feels all alone. She can't stop thinking about him, but none of her friends seem to notice. Except for Amar. Rodney Was a Tortoise is a moving story about friendship and loss. It shows the importance of expressing kindness and empathy, especially in life's most difficult moments."-- Front jacket flap.
Target Audience Note:
Subject: Rodney (Fictitious character from Forler) > Juvenile fiction.
Turtles > Juvenile fiction.
Turtles as pets > Juvenile fiction.
Pets > Death > Juvenile fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Grief in children > Juvenile fiction.
Turtles > Fiction.
Pets > Death > Fiction.
Loss (Psychology) > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 18 of 18 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bridgeport Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 18 total copies.
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