Pockety: The Tortoise Who Lived As She Pleased

Author(s): Florence Seyvos


In this simple story about grief, and the continuation of life, a tortoise mourns her lost friend, learns to live alone, and finds ways of being happy again.Moving, funny, and insightful, Pockety captures the feelings of losing someone we love - from denial and anger to eventual peace - through the world of a young tortoise. It speaks clearly to something we all experience: what we must pay for having love in our lives, and how we may grow around those losses.Pockety is a tale for everyone, young and old, and for anyone who has ever loved.


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A treasure - a real find - and one of the most enjoyable children's books I've read in a while...This is a tortoise that deserves to win every literary race. -- Kate Kellaway Observer

Florence Seyvos grew up in Northern France. At 20 she won first prize in a short story competition, then went on to publish her first children's book. She has also written several novels for adults, including Les Apparitions (awarded the Prix Goncourt du premier roman) and more recently Un Garcon Incassable, and collaborated on a number of screenplays with Noemie Lvovsky, including Sentiments and Camille Redouble.

General Fields

  • : 9781782690252
  • : Pushkin Children's Books
  • : Pushkin Children's Books
  • : March 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Florence Seyvos
  • : Paperback
  • : Claude Ponti
  • : 843.92
  • : 64
  • : YFA
  • : black & white illustrations