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The Dancing Turtle

A Folktale from Brazil
A Picture Book by

Turtle loves to dance and play the flute. But her exuberance puts her at risk when her music attracts the attention of a brave hunter who brings her home to make turtle stew. After she is caught, her only hope for escape is the hunter's children ... and her own wit. This folktale, first told by the indigenous people of Brazil, is now told throughout Latin America. Like the people of Latin America, Turtle always seems to survive any challenge by using her courage and wit. Beautiful watercolors radiant with the dense foliage and hardy wildlife of the Amazon rain forest, guides the reader through this timeless adventure story.

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Hardback Editions

April 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: Dancing Turtle: A Folktale from Brazil
Author(s): Pleasant DeSpain, David Boston
ISBN: 0-87483-502-X / 978-0-87483-502-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: August House
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Kindle Editions

December 2005 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Dancing Turtle (LittleFolk Picture Books)
Author(s): Pleasant DeSpain
Publisher: August House
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