Dancing Turtle: A Folktale from Brazil

Dancing Turtle: A Folktale from Brazil

by Pleasant DeSpain, David Boston


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When a hunter captures Turtle and takes her home for turtle stew, her only hope for escape is the hunter's children . . . and her own wit. Featuring watercolors radiant with foliage and wildlife, David Boston guides the reader through the dense and fertile Amazon rain forest in this folktale told throughout Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874835021
Publisher: August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 11.15(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Pleasant DeSpain has a most unusual but true name and an equally unusual but true profession - writer and storyteller.​He travels the world collecting, researching, writing and retelling traditional tales from native cultures. Born in Colorado, he wrote his first original story at age eight. It was published as "The Mystery Artist" in 1996. Pleasant taught speech-literature-drama for six years at three universities, and wrote-produced-hosted an award-winning TV show called "Pleasant Journeys" on KING TV, Seattle. Now, the author of eighteen award-winning, multicultural story collections and picture books, published by August House, has a home in Troy, NY and frequently travels to spend extended periods of time in Thailand. While living half of each year in Thailand, Pleasant continues to collect more stories and is currently working on a new book.

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