It’s a busy
day at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax. Gus the Tortoise is
getting his new home, and while the curator is away, Elliot is in charge
of moving all the boxes in and out of the museum to set up Gus’s home.
But Elliot makes a big mistake, and the box with Gus in it gets left
outside long enough for Gus to wander away! He strolls up and down
Spring Garden Road, taking in all the exciting Halifax sights, while
Elliot frantically searches for him. Finally Gus ends up in a quiet,
shady corner of the Public Gardens, just right for a tortoise. Elliot
goes to the Public Gardens to make a wish in a fountain that he will
find Gus—and it comes true! He brings him back to his comfortable new
home in the museum and Gus settles in for a long sleep after his big
Based on true events, when Gus really did “run” away from the museum!