On the island of San Juan, in the Royal Kingdom of the Ponds, there lived a brave young turtle . . .
So begins the knight's journey of a red-eared slider turtle along with his tiny and ruthless companion, a rufous hummingbird, both determined to escape from their shortcomings. Their quest leads them to the giants, monsters, and dragons of the natural world kingdom, but none so deceitful as the bullies in their own minds. A tale filled with humor, sorrow, and friendship that shows that even the slowest or smallest of creatures can have the grandest of adventures.