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When Turtle Grew Feathers: A Tale from the Choctaw Nation

 TINGLE, TIM

In 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.

 

Books by Tim:

Spirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized Tribes

When Turtle Grew Feathers: A Folktale from the Choctaw Nation

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