Illustrator: Lucy Ruth Cummins
Truman the tortoise lives with his Sarah, high above the taxis and the trash trucks and the number eleven bus, which travels south. He never worries about the world below…until one day, when Sarah straps on a big backpack and does something Truman has never seen before. She boards the bus!
Truman waits for her to return.
And when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do. Even if it seems…impossible!
Full-color illustrations were rendered in gouache, brush marker, charcoal, and colored pencil, and were finished digitally.
JLG Release: Sep 2019
Awards & Honors
Kirkus Best Books - 2019
SLJ Best Books - 2019
NPR’s Book Concierge - 2019
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist, School Library Journal*, The Horn Book Magazine
School Library Journal
9" x 10"
Level 3.4; Points: 0.5;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A