Children & Young Adults

Photo: Lea Meilandt


The Book Turtle
(Læsepadden Pede)
Published 2021, 48 pages


Gutkind Forlag

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Children & Young Adults

The Book Turtle

Pete is quite the poky plodder and, one day, when Fox, Hare, Mouse and Badger take him to the library, Pete falls asleep. When he wakes up, he’s all alone with masses of books. But what should he do with them? Luckily Pete is good at coming up with ideas, and when he decides to open a book, magical things happen.

The Book Turtle is a humorous and heartwarming story about imagination, books, and friendship. It’s also about discovering the joy of reading when you least expect it.

About the author 

Carl Quist Møller is an author, illustrator, animator and drummer. He studied animation at the Danish Animation Company and later at the Danish School of Design. As a 20-year-old he illustrated Hugo the Jungle Animal (Jungledyret Hugo). Quist Møller is best known for telling tales so tall they make his nose grow on the TV program Fjernsyn for dig (Television for You).

Text translated by Sharon Rhodes