Author: Jean Reidy

Illustrator: Lucy Ruth Cummins

Truman, a tortoise, is best friends with a young girl named Sarah. They spend every day together in their apartment high above a busy city street they love to look out upon. Truman has never been far from Sarah, until one day she packs a big backpack and disappears, heading for her first day of school. Truman doesn’t know what to do.

The world outside is a scary place. And as he waits for Sarah to return, he becomes more certain that something has gone wrong. She needs his help! So he sets out on a dangerous journey of his own. But will he be able to find her? He’s just a tortoise, after all. Your young readers will delight in Truman’s adventurous tale as he musters up all his courage and braves the unknown to help his best friend.