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Jessica Grant

Forfatter af Come, Thou Tortoise

3+ Værker 379 Medlemmer 32 Anmeldelser 1 Favorited

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Værker af Jessica Grant

Come, Thou Tortoise (2009) 366 eksemplarer, 31 anmeldelser
Making Light of Tragedy (2004) 12 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
William's Song 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow (2010) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser

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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.… (mere)
 
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Carlathelibrarian | 30 andre anmeldelser | 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!… (mere)
 
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Rdra1962 | 30 andre anmeldelser | Aug 1, 2018 |
Zunächst musste ich mich wirklich aufraffen das Buch zu lesen. Doch so naiv und einfach der Stil des Buches ist, die Geschichte ist gar nicht so einfach, sondern eigentlich recht traurig, Dass Audrey eine etwas andere kognitive Wahrnehmung besitzt, macht das Nachvollziehen ihrer Gedanken ungewöhnlich. Mir hat das Buch nach meiner anfänglichen Abneigung eigentlich mehr und mehr gefallen. Nur mit der Schildkröte konnte ich leider nicht so viel anfangen.
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Wassilissa | 30 andre anmeldelser | May 1, 2017 |
very engaging, lots of word play. Completely enjoyable. Didn't want to put it down.
 
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jaelquinn | 30 andre anmeldelser | Dec 1, 2014 |

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Værker
3
Also by
1
Medlemmer
379
Popularitet
#63,709
Vurdering
4.0
Anmeldelser
32
ISBN
14
Sprog
2
Udvalgt
1

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