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Lucille, a pet Burmese tortoise, has found a way out of her safe pen. Now she’ll have the adventure she’s always wanted! After meeting a nice, old tortoise, and a not-so-nice snapping turtle in a nearby forest, Lucille discovers that adventure can be more scary than fun. And little does she know but her human family is heartbroken she is missing and has organized a neighborhood search.Will they ever find her?

Based on true events, this charming story is complemented by interesting tortoise facts and gorgeous illustrations that fill the pages with playful details from a tortoise’s point of view.

Author Biography: Margaret George is a best selling author of adult books, most recently, Mary Called Magdalene (Viking). Christopher J. Murphy is a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.The authors—and their pet tortoises— are neighbors in Madison, Wisconsin.

Bob Dacey and Debra Bandelin are a husband-and-wife illustrating team.They live in upstate New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780670060931
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 06/01/2006
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.86(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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Lucille Lost: A True Adventure 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
paroof on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gave to my third-grader for Easter because he recently got a tortoise as a pet. This is the story of Lucille, a Burmese tortoise whose family goes on vacation. Lucille and her tortoise friend Tanky go to stay with another family and their tortoise, Troilus. Lucille escapes from the tortoise pen and gets lost. Not only does the book have beautiful illustrations, it is filled with great tortoise facts on the bottom of each page. And even though I didn't realize it when I bought the book, it was set in Madison, WI (which is where we live) so that made it even more interesting for my son! Margaret George is the best-selling author of several historical fiction novels including The Autobiography of Henry the VIII. Lucille Lost is her first and so far only children's book.