WESTMINSTER — Move over, "The Tortoise and the Hare." There's a new tortoise who has been all around town and is starring in her own children's book.
Lucy the Tortoise — on the lam from her Westminster home in 2010 and ending up at a feed store in Lafayette before reuniting with her owners — is the inspiration for a new children's book, "Lucy the Tortoise: My Big Adventure."
Lucy's disappearance was covered by the Daily Camera and The Denver Post. Eventually, a bus driver spotted her near the feed store and she was reunited with her owners, Sheila and Robin Rockley.
The book is inspired by Lucy's adventure, but some parts are fictional. Her tale helps impart lessons for children about nutrition and stranger danger.