The Tortoise and the Scare is the eleventh book in the Nancy Drew Clue Book series. It was first published March 2019 by Simon & Schuster.


Official synopsis from the publisher's website:

Help Nancy and her friends find a missing tortoise in the eleventh book in the interactive Nancy Drew Clue Book mystery series.
Nancy, Bess, and George have been looking forward to their school trip to the Wildlife Refuge for weeks. They’ve been studying all the different animals they’ll see there—pygmy hedgehogs, scarlet macaws, and ball pythons. Nancy is most excited to see the sixty-year-old tortoise—that hard-shelled creature is older than her dad. But when her class reaches the enclosure they find out the tortoise is on the loose!
Nancy and her friends are on the case. Can they save the day before the class trip is over? Or will this sneaky reptile outsmart them all?

Plot summary

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Characters appearing in this book include:

  • Nancy Drew
  • Bess Marvin
  • George Fayne
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  • Wildlife Refuge
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Businesses and organizations

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Type Publisher Released ISBN Length
Trade paperback Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Mar 2019 978-1-5344-1482-2 96 pages
Hardcover Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Mar 2019 978-1-5344-1483-9 96 pages
eBook Aladdin (Simon & Schuster) Mar 2019 978-1-5344-1484-6

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Author: Carolyn Keene (pseudonym)
Illustrator: Peter Francis

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