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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.
"Sir Frederique von Turtlestein is such a thoughtful story with a perfect combination of adventure and inspiration. Throughout the story friendships are forged, battles are fought, fears are overcome and Frederique the Turtle sees how special and valuable his unique features are. In addition to the exciting story, the author paints such a beautiful picture of the landscape and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. This was the first chapter book that I read with my kids ages 3 & 5 and we really enjoyed reading it together. We read one chapter a night and my 5 year old was always full of excitement to see what came next in Frederique's journey! I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves animals, nature (especially if you're missing the Pacific Northwest, like me), and anyone who needs a little reminder to love who they are. "