How Turtle's Back Was Cracked by Gayle Ross
A Traditional Cherokee Tale

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Long ago when all the creatures still spoke the same language, Turtle's back was smooth and shiny. Then one day a wolf tried to steal persimmons from Turtle and his best friend, Possum. It was Possum who fixed the thief but Turtle convinced himself that he was the mighty hunter who had slain the greedy wolf--and his boastful ways soon lead to trouble. Full color.
 

About Gayle Ross

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Murv Jacob, a descendant of Kentucky Cherokees, is an internationally known artist whose illustrations appear in over seventy book and video projects. He won the 2003 Oklahoma Book Award for Design and Illustration for his drawings in The Great Ball Game of the Birds and Animals.
 
Published March 1, 1995 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books.

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Turtle suffers a delusionary episode, believing he is a great hunter after finding dead at his feet a greedy wolf.

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When best friends Possum and Turtle tangle with a greedy wolf, the incident ends in the wolf's finish at Possum's hand-although Turtle takes the credit.

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