When Turtles Grew Feathers: A Tale From The Choctaw Nation by Tim TingleWhen Turtles Grew Feathers: A Tale From The Choctaw Nation by Tim Tingle

When Turtles Grew Feathers: A Tale From The Choctaw Nation

byTim TingleIllustratorStacey Schuett

Paperback | January 16, 2013

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ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist and Oklahoma Book Award FinalistIn this Choctaw variant of Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare," master storyteller Tim Tingle reveals some unexpected twists and expands the cast of memorable characters to include a wild turkey, a colony of ants, and a cheering squad of Little Bitty Turtles.When Rabbit boastfully challenges Turtle to a race, he gets his comeuppance and Turtle gets a little assist from his winged friend, Turkey. In the process, we learn why Turtle's shell is cracked and why you never see Rabbit racing Turtle today. The bold and vibrant illustrations capture not only the grasslands of the High Plains but also the demeanor of its animal inhabitants and the humor of the tale. This familiar Native American tale will teach readers the importance of caring, resourcefulness and respect. August House Publishers offer free lesson plans for When Turtle Grew Feathers.
Tim Tingle is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He has performed as a featured storyteller in festivals covering a 30 state area, and in 2004, was a Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center. He lives in Canyon Lake, Texas. Stacy Schuett Bio: Stacey Schuett was a dreamy kind of child who lo...
Title:When Turtles Grew Feathers: A Tale From The Choctaw NationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.96 × 8.55 × 0.34 inPublished:January 16, 2013Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939160219

ISBN - 13:9781939160218