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Turtle's race with Beaver : a traditional Seneca story

by Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 15 copies
Available (14)
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 398.2 Bru
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 398.2 Bru
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Folk & Fairytale j E99.S3B77 2003
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Folk & Fairytale
 
Call Number  j E99.S3B77 2003
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Folk & Fairytale j E99.S3B77 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Folk & Fairytale
 
Call Number  j E99.S3B77 2003
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Folk & Fairytale j E99.S3B77 2003
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Folk & Fairytale
 
Call Number  j E99.S3B77 2003
 
 
CLP - West End Children's Folk & Fairytale j E99.S3B77 2003
Location  CLP - West End
 
Collection  Children's Folk & Fairytale
 
Call Number  j E99.S3B77 2003
 
 
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak Folk/Fairy Tales J 398.2 B83t
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - White Oak
 
Collection  Folk/Fairy Tales
 
Call Number  J 398.2 B83t
 
 
Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Non-Fiction JNF 398.2 BRU
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  JNF 398.2 BRU
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea BRUCHAC
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Ea BRUCHAC
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J 398.208997 B83 PIC
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  J 398.208997 B83 PIC
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j 398.2 BRU
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 398.2 BRU
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Bru
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
Call Number  Juv Pict Bru
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK 398.2 B
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK 398.2 B
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK 398.2 BRU
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
 
Call Number  j PICT BK 398.2 BRU
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Folklore And Fairy Tales FFT AESOP TORTOISE
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Folklore And Fairy Tales
 
Call Number  FFT AESOP TORTOISE
 
 
 
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Children Non-Fiction CHECKED OUT
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
 
Collection  Children Non-Fiction
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
Turtle wakes up from hibernation to find that her pond has been taken over by a beaver-a selfish beaver who rejects Turtle's offer to share and instead challenges her to a swimming race. The prize? Ownership of the pond-and the loser must leave forever! How can poor little Turtle possibly outswim Beaver with his long flat tail? With brains and cunning, of course. Here is a bright, rambunctious follow-up to the popular How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, which School Library Journal called, in a starred review, a "polished, cohesive, and energetic [story that] begs to be told." The authors and illustrators once again bring a fresh, lively perspective to a traditional story-this one a Seneca folktale that has much in common with Aesop.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 1-3. A clever twist and a final bit of psychological realism give this variant on a Seneca Indian Tortoise and Hare tale unusually broad audience appeal. Little Turtle wakes from her winter sleep to find that her beloved pond has been taken over by an aggressive beaver, who proposes a race to see who stays and who goes. The result seems inevitable. However, at GO! Turtle latches on to Beaver's tail and hitches a ride. As the end of the race approaches, Turtle chomps down on the tail, and Beaver's reflexive twitch flips Turtle over the finish line first. When Turtle magnanimously offers to share the pond, Beaver swims away--but instead of commandeering another turtle's pond, he humbly asks its resident whether he can stay. A chorus of cheering animal spectators invites audience participation, and there are plenty of visual cues to the contestants' emotional states in the illustrators' bright, flowing scenes. A natural candidate for reading aloud, and for follow-up discussions, too. A source note is appended. --John Peters Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Following up on their How Chipmunk Got His Stripes, father-son team Joseph and James Bruchac and artists Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey present the tale of how Turtle outsmarts Beaver, who refuses to share his pond with Turtle in Turtle's Race with Beaver: A Traditional Seneca Story. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Seneca Indians -- Folklore.
Tales -- New York (State)
Indians of North America -- New York (State) -- Folklore.
Folklore -- New York (State)
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2003
Contributors Bruchac, James.
Aruego, Jose.
Dewey, Ariane.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
ISBN 0803728522
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