The Odyssey of Jeremy Jackby Mark Medoff, Carleene Johnson
Jeremy Jack, a turtle, is dissatisfied with his lot in life and has decided that his only hope is to rid himself of his shell. With the help of his friend Lou (a lizard), he begins an odyssey that leads him from Miles, Niles and Giles (triplet raccoons), and others, on to Oliver the Oracle (who can't stay awake long enough to be of much help). In fact no one seems to be able to figure out a way to free Jeremy from his burden. During all this he is stalked, and finally trapped, by Bad Irving (a sinister buzzard), who covets his shell and concocts diabolic schemes to win it. In the end Jeremy not only escapes intact but also learns a most important lesson: to accept what you are, and to make the best possible use of attributes with which Nature has endowed you.
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