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Children’s Fiction | The Dream of the Tortoise | Nyako Nakar

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We’re delighted to be on tour today sharing Laura’s thoughts for children’s picture book, The Dream of the Tortoise by Nyako Nakar.

This is the story of a tortoise with very big dreams.

The Dream of the Tortoise Nyako Nakar book cover

The Dream of the Tortoise by Nyako Nakar is published by Clink Street Publishing ( 30th April 2019 ).


The Dream of the Tortoise is a children’s picture book about having dreams, and by acquiring information, working hard and working together can lead to dreams becoming real.

I loved the beautiful illustrations on each page, as they contributed well to the story. The large print is also great for young readers to follow.

I also feel that this would make a great addition in primary education with its moral tale of working hard to achieve your goals. There is a great message about friendship and looking after your friends.

This is a wonderful tale about a tortoise with a dream to swim in the sea and how, with support from friends, he achieves this.

I look forward to re-reading and sharing this book with my little boy.

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Nyako Nakar author photo

When I was a child, I had many problems in school. I had a hard time concentrating and committing things to memory and was hyperactive – characteristics that would be recognised today as typical of someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

I sat as far back as possible in the class and while the teacher talked and talked about things that I didn’t understand, I drew – though from a distance the teacher may have thought I was making notes on what he was saying. Quite often the teacher noticed and punished me or expelled me from class.

I had a lot of imagination and that helped me to create many different stories.

Later, after studying graphic design and working in advertising, I changed course and decided to dedicate myself to theatre and dance. I studied at the Theatre Institute of Barcelona and soon after I joined The Lindsay Kemp Company, where I worked for many years and in parallel created my own theatre company.

In the 1990’s I left the theatre and immersed myself once again in graphic design, starting to work on 3D computer design programmes.

I am also very interested in the world of meditation and healing and I travelled all over the world, getting to know other cultures and investigating Shamanism, especially in India and Mexico. I conducted many workshops in Spain on how to use silence to encourage creativity.

Today I continue to love the world of drawing and children’s stories and I have many drawings and writings to edit in the future.

Since 2017 I have lived in London and found the peace and tranquility to work and to make my dreams come true.

Connect with Nyako Nakar

Twitter @nyakonakar


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I've been blogging about my interests at Jera's Jamboree for 8+ years. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind from my role as an Inclusion Lead in a primary school.

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