Details About Book

Book Selling Points

  • Multiple Audiences: Kids 9-12 yrs, teachers, libraries, nature centers, wildlife centers, parents, reluctant readers & reading fanatics too!
  • Stories Tested  with kids in school classrooms & focus groups of senior adults
  • Multiple Websites: Book Website, Facebook & CAP Websites; Instagram
  • Glossary & Discussion Questions included for all stories
  • Promotions: Signings, readings, book fairs & nature talks 
  • The Author's Distinguished Careers in both education & wildlife enables keen insight for extraordinary storytelling
  • Booksellers 100% Return Policy
  • Reviewed by Kirkus, Blue Ink and Clarion

Testimonials from Readers

"Best kid's story I've heard in you have a publicist yet? " 2nd Grade Student at St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA

 "Wonderful! Finally someone wrote for kids about caddisflies!" Rob Brooks, fly fisherman enthusiast with Montana Trout Unlimited 

"Compelling stories, great animal characters, and surprising details about wildlife and nature! Thanks!" Dorothy Moses, Instructor,Writers' Critique Group, Lifelong Learning Institute, Midlothian, VA

"Not a good read, but a BEST read! Made my summer reading enjoyable."

  Walker Angus, age 12, 6th grader, The Collegiate Schools

Multiple Book Formats

"The Tortoise Tales" is available in hardback, paperback, Ebook, and audio (MP3)! 

Order your copy directly from Archway Publishing at the top of the HOMEPAGE on this website, or from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or most any book distributor. 

For a signed copy, you'll need to contact me directly and purchase the book from me and I'l sign it and mail it to you.

Book Details & Award Competitions

  • Category:  Fiction, collection of new,  
                     animal original short stories
  • Publisher:  Archway Publishing of
                      Simon & Schuster
  • Author/Illustrator : Dr. Sally Scott Guynn
  • Formats & SRP:  , Paperback $13.99,
                                   Hardback $30.95,  
                                   eBook $3.99
                                   MP3 $9.99
  • Number of Pages:   186 pp                                                  
  • Target Readers:  8-12 yrs                           
  • Ordering Options:  Order now directly from  Archway Publishing or the HOMEPAGE of this website, or Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or your local bookstore. If they don't have it, make'em get it!

More Book Award Competitions & Social Networking

"Baylek scouting for clues in Tale 9"

The book is currently in competition for a Moonbean Children's Book Award as well as a Purple Dragonfly Children's Book Award.

Follow thetortoisetales on Facebook and Instagram

Teachers' New Fave

"Sebastian counsels the real Smelly Melly"

  • Each of the nine independent tales can typically be read in less than 15 minutes.
  • A glossary of technical terms is at the end of each tale.
  • Discussion questions for all of the tales are located at the end of the book with suggested answers.
  • The author's illustrations create strong appeal.
  • Consider booking an event for your students with the author.