Tranquilla Trampeltreu (Tranquilla Trampletrue)

Die beharrliche Schilkröte (The Persistent Tortoise)

A great party is to be expected in the realm of the animals: Sultan Leo the Twenty-eighth invites everybody to his wedding on the blooming meadow. Tortoise Tranquilla Trampletrue sets off as well on the long and exhausting journey. But how should she arrive in time for the party? All animals laugh about her. Tranquilla, however, is sure: She will make it.
She walks slowly, for months and years, step by step. And finally Tranquilla Trampletrue arrives at the blooming meadow. Everything is lavishly decorated, as indeed a wedding will be celebrated here. Well, it is the wedding of Leo the Twenty-ninth – but does that really matter after all?

Original Edition

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 28
  • Illustrations: Marie-Luise Lemke-Pricken
  • Year of publication: 1972
  • Publisher: Thienemann
  • Translations:
    Afrikaans, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, Galician, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Current Editions

  • Tranquilla Trampeltreu, die beharrliche Schildkröte
    Hardcover, 40 pages, illustrated by Julia Nüsch, Thienemann 2022.
  • Tranquilla Trampeltreu, die beharrliche Schildkröte
    Hardcover, 32 pages, illustrated by Michael Bayer, Thienemann 2009.
  • See also:
    Von Schmetterlingen und weisen Elefanten (Of Butterflies and Wise Elephants)
    Collected picture books, hardcover, 192 pages, Thienemann 2011.