Synopses & Reviews
As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world. He thought he was signing up for a lifetime of adventure when he joined the Royal Navy. But when World War I begins, it launches the world, and Henry, into turmoil. While facing enemy fire at Gallipoli, Henry discovers the strength he needs to survive in an unexpected source: a tortoise. And so begins the friendship of a lifetime. Based on true events, and with charming illustrations, this story of war, courage, and friendship will win the hearts of readers.
"This touching story will live on for generations to come."—Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse
About the Author
Michael Foreman is the author and illustrator of many best-selling books for children, including War Boy and War Game. He first met Henry Friston and Ali Pasha as a young boy growing up in England, where he still makes his home today.