The Turkey Girl by Penny Pollock
A Zuni Cinderella Story

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To a young girl who tends turkeys for a living, an opportunity to go to The Dance of the Scared Bird seems but a distant dream.

About Penny Pollock

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Ed Young received the Caldecott Medal for "Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China, " as well as Caldecott Honors for his illustrations in "The Emperor and the Kite, " written by Jane Yolen, and for his book "Seven Blind Mice." His work appears in "The Hunter: A Chinese Folktale" by Mary Casanova and "Donkey Trouble, " which he authored; "White Fang" by Jack London; and "Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China" by Ai-Ling Louie. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Published April 1, 1996 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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When the ragged turkey herder hears that a Dance of the Sacred Bird is to be held in nearby Hawikuh, she weeps--until her avian friends magic her clothes into splendid garments, hawk up silver and jewelry that they've collected in their crops for years, and send her off, charging her to return be...

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Pollock frequently interrupts the narrative with references to Zuni clothing and dwellings-the girl's yucca sandals, her ""turquoise necklaces and earrings of delicate beauty."" In contrast, Young's (Lon Po Po) characteristically abstract illustrations evoke the sunlight and heat of the pueblo vi...

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