The Tortoise from Anacortes is a delightful little children’s board book about a land turtle who desperately wants to live in the sea. It is a story about following your heart and finding a way to make your dreams come true.

About the Author (Claudia Hogan) and Illustrator (Bob Hogan)

The Tortoise From Anacortes

Bob and Claudia have been married for more than 37 years and they have lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than 25 years, where they worked and raised a family.  Much like the tortoise from Anacortes, Bob and Claudia longed to be close to the sea, and they moved to Anacortes after some very dear friends mentioned that they wanted to live there too.  As soon as they saw Anacortes and the San Juan Islands, they realized that it was exactly what they had been longing for. 

The book and plush are available at various retailers through the Skagit Valley region including Watermark Book Company on Commercial Ave in downtown Anacortes, WA and at Sheely’s Floral & Gifts at 1420 Commercial Ave. in Anacortes, WA.  You can also find the book and plush at Seaport Books in downtown La Conner, WA.