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Written by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

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After his best friend Sarah leaves for her first day of school, a tortoise named Truman goes on an adventure across the living room and learns to be brave in this thoughtful and heartwarming twist on a first experience story. 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. He waits. And waits. And waits. And when he can wait no longer, he knows what he must do. Even if it seems…impossible!

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 48
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2019
  • ISBN: 1534416641
  • ISBN 13: 9781534416642
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Lucy Ruth Cummins

Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and an art director of children’s books. Her debut picture book, A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, an Irma Black Honor Book, and an ALA Notable Book. She is also the illustrator of This Is Not a Valentine, written by Carter Higgens. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry.

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