The Talking Earth

Paperback | October 23, 1987

byJean Craighead George

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"Billie Wind lives with her Seminole tribe. She follows their customs, but the dangers of pollution and nuclear war she's learned about in school seem much more real to her. How can she believe the Seminole legends about talking animals and earth spirits? She wants answers, not legends.

"You are a doubter,"say the men of the Seminole Council and so Billie goes out into the Everglades alone, to stay until she can believe. In the wilderness, she discovers that she must listen to the land and animals in order to survive. With an otter, a panther cub, and a turtle as companions and guides, she begins to understand that the world of her people can give her the answers she seeks.

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For Billie Wind, growing up is different than it is for most girls her age. When she is disciplined for doubting the beliefs of her Seminole tribe, Billie must choose her punishment. Now she must journey into the Florida Everglades until she hears the animal gods who talk. This exciting tale of survival will keep readers interested unt...

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"Billie Wind lives with her Seminole tribe. She follows their customs, but the dangers of pollution and nuclear war she's learned about in school seem much more real to her. How can she believe the Seminole legends about talking animals and earth spirits? She wants answers, not legends."You are a doubter,"say the men of the Seminole Co...

Jean Craighead George is the author of over eighty books for children and young adults. Her novel Julie of the Wolves won the Newbery Medal in 1973, and her novel My Side of the Mountain was a Newbery Honor Book in 1960. She has continued to write acclaimed picture books and novels that celebrate the natural world. She lives in Chappaq...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.32 inPublished:October 23, 1987Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064402126

ISBN - 13:9780064402125

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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For Billie Wind, growing up is different than it is for most girls her age. When she is disciplined for doubting the beliefs of her Seminole tribe, Billie must choose her punishment. Now she must journey into the Florida Everglades until she hears the animal gods who talk. This exciting tale of survival will keep readers interested until the last page.

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"The conservation message grows naturally out of the excitement and concrete detail of the survival adventure story."--" The New York Times