Impressive Endorsements

Dr.Steve Williams, Ex.Dir. Wildlife Management Institute; Former Dir. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service:

“In 'The Tortoise Tales', Sally Guynn has spun wonderful natural history and life lessons into amazing children’s’ stories with wisdom for all of us, young and old. The meeting of a little girl and her ancient tortoise friend combine to educate and illustrate human’s necessary connection to the natural world. These fanciful and factual stories will capture the imagination of budding naturalists. The ‘Great Meeting’ held by Baylek and Stella provides advice that we all should follow, “go outdoors”, there is so much for us to learn. The messages of these tales, like the tortoise, are wise beyond their years.” 

Walker Angus, Age 12, Rising 6th Grader, The Collegiate Schools:

"I'm usually a little slow on the uptake to get into reading. I'm more of a sports guy. But I really LOVED reading this book. It made me laugh and I learned some interesting stuff at the same time."

Lauren Lineweaver, Reading Specialist, Chesterfield County Schools, VA:

With the ease of a true storyteller, Guynn uses the voices of animals to capture the imagination and teach important life lessons parents and teachers want to impart to their children and students. In this digital world, it’s so very important for young and old to connect with nature. The ‘Juicy Animal Facts’ and ‘Noodle Joggers’ add great value to this wonderful read that I’m predicting will be teachers’ favorite new classroom addition.”

Photo on Left: "Stella, the great horned owl from Tale Nine, scours the horizon for clues."

Richard Louv, author of best selling Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, and Vitamin N.

"The Tortoise Tales' is a collection of utterly enchanting stories that will inspire children's curiosity about nature, and strengthen their sense of connectedness with all animals."