Sometimes It's Turkey, Sometimes It's Feathers

Lorna Balian (author), Lecia Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595724083

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Description

Mrs. Gumm finds a turkey egg and raises the poult for Thanksgiving dinner, but will her new friend become her dinner or a guest?

Reading Level
Lexile
AD550L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
N
ATOS
3.7
DRA
30
Categories
Genre
Friendship Holidays & Festivals Picture Books
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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