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 beautiful, moving and heartwarming tale about bravery, kindness and welcoming strangers, from the team behind The Building Boy.
Ross Montgomery started writing stories as a teenager, when he should have been doing homework. After graduating, he decided to channel these skills into teaching at a primary school. 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. He lives in Brixton, London. Space Tortoise is his second picture book, following The Building Boy. David Litchfield lives in Bedfordshire. He first started to draw when he was very young, creating comics for his siblings. Since then David's work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the UK, Europe and America. He is the author/illustrator of the award winning picture book The Bear and the Piano. The Building Boy was his first picture book with Ross.