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The Resource How Turtle's back was cracked : a traditional Cherokee tale, retold by Gayle Ross ; illustrated by Murv Jacob

How Turtle's back was cracked : a traditional Cherokee tale, retold by Gayle Ross ; illustrated by Murv Jacob

Label
How Turtle's back was cracked : a traditional Cherokee tale
Title
How Turtle's back was cracked
Title remainder
a traditional Cherokee tale
Statement of responsibility
retold by Gayle Ross ; illustrated by Murv Jacob
Title variation
How Turtles back was cracked
Title variation remainder
a traditional Cherokee tale
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Turtle's shell is cracked when the wolves plot to stop his boastful ways
Review
Turtle suffers a delusionary episode, believing he is a great hunter after finding dead at his feet a greedy wolf. Readers will know that Possum did the beast in, but regardless, Turtle can hardly contain himself and gloats at every opportunity. The wolves are not about to take this false press; a braggart, especially a fake, deserves a comeuppance. The result is an explanation of how the turtles' shells became cracked. It also demonstrates why Ross (How Rabbit Tricked Otter, 1994, etc.) is fast gaining a reputation as a fluid, entertaining storyteller. Turtle as mighty hunter -- who'd have believed it? This old Cherokee tale has humor with a kick; Jacob's densely detailed, stylized acrylic paintings add a bit of the surreal. (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 1995)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
097767
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, Gayle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
AD760L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 0
Reading level
4.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Jacob, Murv
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cherokee Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Turtles
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a traditional Cherokee tale
Label
How Turtle's back was cracked : a traditional Cherokee tale, retold by Gayle Ross ; illustrated by Murv Jacob
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
246473
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780803717282
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
93040657 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780803717282
Label
How Turtle's back was cracked : a traditional Cherokee tale, retold by Gayle Ross ; illustrated by Murv Jacob
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
246473
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780803717282
Isbn Type
(trade)
Lccn
93040657 /AC
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780803717282

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