picture of a tin tortoise

This tin tortoise appears on the cover of "Johnny the Tin Tortoise" by Donald Bisset. This book is one of my favourite children's works: it's a surreal adventure which rivals Lewis Carroll in the depth of its imagination and surrealistic charm. Sadly it is little-known.

I couldn't find a scan of the cover, and didn't have access to a scanner, so I hand-copied the picture in Paint Shop Pro. The result is what you see above, and was done some time in 2001. It's quite faithful to the original, if I say so myself.

Since there's no information about Johnny available on the web, I may one day add a more informative page about this great book.

Content updated at Mon 4 Sep 00:40:43 BST 2006.
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