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Jessica Grant

Author of Come, Thou Tortoise

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Works by Jessica Grant

Come, Thou Tortoise (2009) 366 copies, 31 reviews
Making Light of Tragedy (2004) 12 copies, 1 review

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Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow (2010) — Contributor — 92 copies, 2 reviews

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This book is narrated by Audrey (Oddly, Audray) and the tortoise Winnifred. Audrey has many fears (fear of flying is a big one) and is so frank and honest in this book it is funny. Her tortoise Winnifred has been left behind in Oregon while she flies home to Newfoundland for her father's funeral. He was killed by being hit in the head by the trunk of a Christmas tree tied to the roof of a vehicle. That tells you a little about what this book will be like. I read this book as part of the CBC reads bookclub, and thoroughly enjoyed it.… (more)
 
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Carlathelibrarian | 30 other reviews | Feb 5, 2019 |
This is a funny, very clever, heart warming novel. I find it hard to describe without giving away plot spoilers or making it sound ridiculous. There are chapters narrated by a tortoise! And they are fabulous! This is not a heavy read, but the reader should pay attention as the book is full of puns and word play that enhance the story. This is a book with many fully drawn characters you will fall in love with, wish you had met, and some you think you already may have met!

Take your time and enjoy the wonderful writing!… (more)
 
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Rdra1962 | 30 other reviews | Aug 1, 2018 |
very engaging, lots of word play. Completely enjoyable. Didn't want to put it down.
 
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jaelquinn | 30 other reviews | Dec 1, 2014 |
This is a story of a journey filled with whimsy. Audrey tries hard to deal with the situations around her but somehow things get confusing at times. And the people around her are in many cases are baffled by her. But there are heartwarming moments too. And the moments that her beloved turtle Winnifred (so spelled with two Ns) comes into view to give her perspective are just as equally heartwarming.

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