Ptolemy Turtle

by Mélisande Potter-Hall

illustrated by Mélisande Potter-Hall

Ptolemy Turtle is an imaginative coming of age story set in the rich and vibrant culture of Jamaica.

Ptolemy Turtle lived on the edge of the White River under a heavenly allspice tree. All around were the sweet colours of Jamaica.

Young Ptolemy gets hit on the head by a falling breadfruit and discovers why he loves watermelon. Dazed by the blow he sees visions of angels and learns the importance of politeness and the ability to reason.

Ptolemy Turtle is an imaginative coming of age story set in the rich and vibrant culture of Jamaica.

About the Authors

Mélisande Potter-Hall

MELISANDE POTTER-HALL wrote her first childrens book in 1971 in which she received an Ingram Merrill literary award. Since then she has written many children's stories.'

Mélisande Potter-Hall

MELISANDE POTTER-HALL wrote her first childrens book in 1971 in which she received an Ingram Merrill literary award. Since then she has written many children's stories.'

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