Michael has worked in the building industry for over 30 years, running his own business for the last 20 or those years. He had an interest in writing as a teenager but had not taken that interest any further until his then 9 year old son Rex became a keen reader, and encouraged him to re-visit a poem he had written many years before. With some reworking, The Fastest Tortoise poem became a children’s story.
The Fastest Tortoise on the Block
author: Michael Gray
illustrator: Naya Ivashchuk
And they're off! A boy and a tortoise become fast friends as they prepare for the biggest event in town - the monthly tortoise race. It's not winning that counts, but that won't stop this tortoise from being the fastest tortoise on the block!