Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Torty & the Soldier
Torty and the Soldier
A Story of a True WWI Survivor
One plucky tortoise’s incredible survival story.
Kiwi soldiers brought a number of souvenirs home from World War One, but Torty was perhaps the most unique. Already estimated to be 100 years old at the time she was found, injured, in Greece, the little tortoise was rescued and looked after by Stewart Little, who brought her home to New Zealand. 100 years further on, Torty remarkably survives. This is her story.
• Written by Jennifer Beck, the author of the Kiwi classic, The Bantam and the Soldier
• Beautifully illustrated by Fifi Colston, this is a heartwarming story of survival against the odds