Tortoise Reform [NOOK Book]

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Rowan is a very lonely ten-year-old girl. Her parents sent her to stay with her aunt and uncle, and she feels rejected by everyone around her. She tends to get into accidental mischief, which causes Rowan's relatives to keep threatening to send her to boarding school. In another dimension, Gopher is a burrowing tortoise. In Gopher's world animals are intelligent and communicate telepathically, while all humans are "dull" and only used as beasts of burden. Gopher and four other friends live together as burrow ...
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Tortoise Reform

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Rowan is a very lonely ten-year-old girl. Her parents sent her to stay with her aunt and uncle, and she feels rejected by everyone around her. She tends to get into accidental mischief, which causes Rowan's relatives to keep threatening to send her to boarding school. In another dimension, Gopher is a burrowing tortoise. In Gopher's world animals are intelligent and communicate telepathically, while all humans are "dull" and only used as beasts of burden. Gopher and four other friends live together as burrow mates. For their burrow to be officially recognized by the Elders they must find one more for their group. The problem is they are all too young and no one wants to join them to help protect the burrow. One day, while digging a new tunnel, Gopher falls through a sinkhole and discovers a whole new realm. There Gopher meets Rowan and discovers to his horror that in this new world humans can talk, and while they don't know how to use telepathy yet, the fact that they communicate shocks Gopher. What a catastrophe it would be if humans suddenly became intelligent! Becoming friends, Rowan learns to communicate telepathically and vows to help Gopher find his way back home. But her task just got a lot more complicated when Gopher is captured by a tortoise hunter and Rowan discovers that construction will soon begin over the sinkhole leading to Gopher's world. The race is on to rescue Gopher, stop the construction, and get him back home again before someone discovers Gopher's secret.
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Debra Gaynor
<I>Tortoise Reform</I> by famed author Piers Anthony is filled with characters that are intelligent and adorable. They are kind and accepting of each other. They take care of each other. Perhaps we humans could learn a few lessons from these animals. I really enjoyed this book. The plot is interesting and takes the reader on a journey through the mind of a very unhappy little girl. There were times when I wondered if Rowan was imagining the interaction with the animals; perhaps they
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594263781
  • Publisher: Mundania Press LLC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 670,315
  • File size: 423 KB

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  • Posted June 11, 2010

    Starts in Mundania, ends in Xanth.

    This is another Piers Anthony book that I don't really know how to classify. The concept is interesting but doesn't seem to deliver for me. The climax comes at the very end of the book but there is hardly any climax. All the characters over-reason situations with each other too much in this book. If you have read alot of Piers work, then you will be used to this but this book is nearly all dialogue. When each character has the same personality it becomes difficult to read. The book is short, but I was so bored reading it that I felt it would never end. I feel like there should have been some falling action and we might learn what became of Rowan's parents or her guardian's.

    The worst of this book comes in the form of several typographical errors. It is clear that there was no editor or that it was Piers himself acting as editor. It seems like he just hammered this book out during a marathon session at the computer. Much more thought and creativity could have gone into this book.

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

    Excellent Read!

    As usual Piers Anthony delights with his play on words and his fanciful worlds. A treasure and pleasure to read.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    very cute

    Being a huge fan of Piers Anthony's work, I wanted to try out his childrens book. I was quite impressed with the imaginative plot, that sucked me into the world in true Xanth fashion. I recommend this book to young readers who would like to dive into their first Piers Anthony book.

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