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When Turtle Grew Feathers: A Tale from the Choctaw Nation

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Publisher Comments:

Maybe you think you know the story of the big race between Rabbit and Turtle. Think again! In this story from the Choctaw People, Tim Tingle shows that it was not being slow and steady that won Turtle the big race, it was those feathers!!!

Review:

"In this version of the Rabbit and the Turtle fable, slow and steady does not win the race. Instead, an imposter-Turtle's friend Turkey, who has temporarily slipped inside the reptile's shell-soundly defeats Rabbit. Turkey feigns being a slowpoke as he waddles to the starting line, and then, 'All of a sudden, wings popped out of the turtle shell-long, slow-flapping wings!.... Turkey took off in an explosion of dust.' Flabbergasted and humiliated, Rabbit slinks away, suitably chastened for his cockiness. Although the story takes a few pages to pick up a momentum of its own, Tingle (Crossing Bok Chitto), a member of the Choctaw Nation, proves once again that he's a vivid and generous narrator; the mesmerizing cadences of oral storytelling transfer seamlessly to the written word. Schuett's (Watermelon Wishes) almost operatically expressive paintings seem to push at the margins of pages, making them an excellent match for the text's expansive, boisterous voice. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780874837773
Publisher:
August House Publishers
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Illustrator:
Schuett, Stacey
Author:
Tingle, Tim
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Native American
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Turtles
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Choctaw Indians
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-North American
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
30
Dimensions:
11.26x8.94x.36 in. 1.00 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 30 pages August House Publishers - English 9780874837773 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this version of the Rabbit and the Turtle fable, slow and steady does not win the race. Instead, an imposter-Turtle's friend Turkey, who has temporarily slipped inside the reptile's shell-soundly defeats Rabbit. Turkey feigns being a slowpoke as he waddles to the starting line, and then, 'All of a sudden, wings popped out of the turtle shell-long, slow-flapping wings!.... Turkey took off in an explosion of dust.' Flabbergasted and humiliated, Rabbit slinks away, suitably chastened for his cockiness. Although the story takes a few pages to pick up a momentum of its own, Tingle (Crossing Bok Chitto), a member of the Choctaw Nation, proves once again that he's a vivid and generous narrator; the mesmerizing cadences of oral storytelling transfer seamlessly to the written word. Schuett's (Watermelon Wishes) almost operatically expressive paintings seem to push at the margins of pages, making them an excellent match for the text's expansive, boisterous voice. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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