Tortoise Stories

How many tortoise stories do you know?

Shelly the Solo Build It! tortoise reads the book Totally Tortoise by ShellyI know, your mind immediately leaps to the tale of the tortoise and the hare. But what other tortoise stories can you name?

Did your thinking process just come to a jarring halt?

Slow down. Take a breath. Listen.

Let me tell you a tale or two.

I know tortoise stories from all over the world. So I'll tell you the ancient tales of North America and the East. I'll share old stories of Europe. I'll introduce you to a modern series about my cousin the turtle. Most of the stories will be in print, but when I find a great story in another medium, I'll include that, too.

I'll even write the odd poem or story myself. I'm a literary tortoise after all.

Of course if you've got a tortoise story that you want to share with the world, you can send it to me. If it's a good one, I'll add it to the collection.

Here's what I have so far.

What the Tortoise said to Achilles by Lewis Carroll.

The Sea Turtle and Urashima Taro A Japanese Tale

The Tortoise and the Hare ASL Video

Read the very pretty poem about ME, Solo Build It! Shelly. (A poet Laurie Ate wrote it. It's really very good.)

Keep it slow and steady.

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