Fisherman and the Turtle by Eric A. Kimmel

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In the tale of “The Fisherman and the Turtle,” set during the time of the Aztecs, a fisherman catches a magi cal turtle who grants wishes in exchange for being released. The fisherman’s wife nags her husband to ask for increasingly extravagant wishes, and in the end learns that greed is not the road to happiness.

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Eric A. Kimmel has collected and retold many tales from around the world. Among his best are Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (a Caldecott Honor Book), Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock, and Cactus Soup. When not writing at his home in Portland, Oregon, he shares his tales at schools and conferences throughout the United States. Learn more:
Published January 15, 2013 by Two Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The Grimms’ familiar tale of “The Fisherman and His Wife” gets an Aztec setting enhanced by Mexican artist Avilés’s simple, cheerful illustrations.

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