Alfie: (The Turtle that Disappeared)


Author: Thyra Heder


Illustrator: Thyra Heder

Discover the friendship between a girl and her turtle—from both points of view—in this award-winning picture book!

An ALA/ALSC Notable Children’s Book

Nia loves Alfie, her pet turtle. But he’s not very soft, he doesn’t do tricks, and he’s pretty quiet. Sometimes she forgets he’s even there. That is, until the night before her seventh birthday, when... Alfie disappears!

Where did he go? And why? Nia can’t say... but Alfie can. This is his story.

From the award-winning author-illustrator of Fraidyzoo and The Bear Report comes a warm and funny tale that celebrates friendship, even when the friends see the relationship—and the world—very differently.