Dancing Turtle

Pleasant DeSpain (author), David Boston (illustrator)

Publisher: August House ISBN: 9780874835021

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Turtle loves to dance and play the flute. But her exuberance puts her at risk when her music attracts the attention of a brave hunter who brings her home to make turtle stew. After she is caught, her only hope for escape is the hunter's children ... and her own wit. This folktale, first told by the indigenous people of Brazil, is now told throughout Latin America. Like the people of Latin America, Turtle always seems to survive any challenge by using her courage and wit. Beautiful watercolors radiant with the dense foliage and hardy wildlife of the Amazon rain forest, guides the reader through this timeless adventure story.

Reading Level
Lexile
AD500L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
K
ATOS
3.4
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Legends & Myths People & Places
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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