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Space Tortoise

Ross Montgomery
Illustrated by David Litchfield

A heartwarming tale about bravery, kindness and welcoming strangers, from the extraordinary team behind The Building Boy.

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A beautiful, moving and heartwarming tale about bravery, kindness and welcoming strangers, from the team behind The Building Boy.

Once, in an old rusty bin in an old rusty playground in an old empty park . . .

. . . there lived a little tortoise.

But Tortoise is lonely. He’s never seen any other tortoises, and wonders where they could all be hiding. Then, one day, he looks up and the night sky, and sees a million blinking lights winking at him. “That must be where the other tortoises are – at the top of the sky! I wish I could join them.” But how can a little tortoise get to the top of the sky? And so begins a magical journey . . .

‘A heartwarming story.’ Guardian

*****’ Books for Keeps

‘Will make your spirits soar into the stratosphere.’ Daily Mail

‘So popular that it is permanently scanned out of our school library – to the extent that I am not entirely sure of its current whereabouts.’ Times Educational Supplement

‘We love this book!’ Joel, age 1, Toppsta

‘Love love this funny and quirky book.’ Sophie, age 2, Toppsta

‘Perfect for sharing at bedtime.’ Brobee, age 5 & Toodee age 3, Toppsta


Ross Montgomery is a primary school teacher and he writes his books when he really should have been marking homework. Author of Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door and The Tornado Chasers, Ross has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Award and nominated for the Branford Boase Award. Perijee & Me was his third middle-grade novel. Ross lives in…

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