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Hardcover with dustjacket,  10.5″ x 11.5″
28 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-347-2

by Amy Johhnson & Diane Madden

This is the story of Neeps and Tattie, two rescued tortoises who have lived for over 50 years in Annie McKay’s flower garden, near the shores of Loch Ness, in Scotland. The story chronicles the antics of the tortoises throughout the year, including how Annie helps them to hibernate in her refrigerator during the winter! Children will learn about the habitat and behavior of land tortoises, characteristics of the seasons of the year, and facts about Scotland’s geography, history, and culture. A glossary of words used in the book is included.


Amy Johnson, a former teacher, raised her four children in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Her husband has lost track of the number of rescue dogs Amy has brought home over the years.

Diane Madden lives in Maine and is the former director of a statewide children’s health and literacy program. A lifelong bookworm, she is most likely to be found reading with her granddaughters, Leah and Sophie.

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