illustrated by Mélisande Potter-Hall
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.
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This is an imaginative story that will fuel the curiosity of young readers.$14.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 5-10An award-winning Maritime children's classic back in print, with a new introductory note by Sable Island researcher Zoe Lucas.$12.95, PaperbackInterest ages: 8-10On the morning after Christmas, someone phones Toby's family to tell them that Toby's aunt has died in a car accident. After the ceremony, Toby notices that although everyone is very sad, they are also able to smile, chat and even sing. He wonders why people can be both happy and sad.$14.95, HardcoverInterest ages: 5-10