Truman Book
Truman Book
A BookrooView of


Written by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publisher's Summary

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!

Topics in Truman


  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 48
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: July 9, 2019
  • ISBN: 1534416641
  • ISBN 13: 9781534416642
Join Our Kids Book Club
Learn More

Looks like we don't have any reviews for Truman yet!

Jean Reidy

Coming soon!

View Author
Jean Reidy
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.

View Illustrator
Lucy Ruth Cummins

More books like Truman

Dory Fantasmagory book
Age 7 · family · Best Children's Books by Age · classic chapter · being yourself · imagination · pets · making friends
Dory Fantasmagory
Business Pig book
pets · being different · being yourself · pigs
Business Pig
Not Norman book
fish · pets
Not Norman
bunny · pets · imagination
Great Bunny Escape
dragons · superpowers · heroes · pets · school
Super Turbo and the Fire-Breathing Dragon
death · pets · bereavement · coping with death · dogs · loneliness · friendship
My Old Pal, Oscar
getting lost · pets · rhyming · dogs
Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

More books from these creatives

pets · starting school
Stumpkin book
Halloween · belonging · being different · being yourself · vegetables
A Hungry Lion, Or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals book
lions · penguins · food · animals · bunny
A Hungry Lion, Or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Too Pickley! book
Too Pickley!
The Taking Tree book
silly · trees · parody
The Taking Tree