When Turtle Grew Feathers by Tim Tingle
A Tale from the Choctaw Nation

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Maybe you think you know the story of the big race between Rabbit and Turtle. Think again! In this story from the Choctaw Nation, Tim Tingle shows that it was not being slow and steady that won Turtle the big race, it was those feathers!!! This humorous version of the classic tortoise and hare story is shared by the Choctaw People as a trickster tale.

About Tim Tingle

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Tim Tingle, an award-winning author and storyteller, is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. His interest in writing and storytelling grew, in part, from the memories and stories passed down to him by his grandfather, John Carnes, who walked the Trail of Tears in 1835. In addition to lecturing at college campuses across the nation, Tingle performs his trickster tales and historical stories throughout the United States and Canada. He is dedicated to preserving Choctaw culture and heritage. Tingle's first book Walking the Choctaw Road, a collection of stories based on interviews from tribal elders, was named Best Anthology for 2003 by Storytelling World Magazine. In 2005, Walking the Choctaw Road was chosen as both Oklahoma Reads! and Alaska Reads! Book of the Year, and Oklahoma's Governor proclaimed May through November to be the state's Walking the Choctaw Road months. In 2007, Tingle received the American Library Association's Notable Book Award and the American Indian Library Association's American Indian Youth Literature Award for his picture book Crossing Bok Chitto. His latest book is When Turtle Grew Feathers: A Tale from the Choctaw Nation. Stacey Schuett's artwork graces numerous picture books, including the I Can Read Book Forest by Laura Godwin and her own Somewhere in theWorld Right Now, a Reading Rainbow Book. Ms. Schuett lives in Sebastopol, California.
Published December 21, 2006 by August House. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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In this amusing variation on the traditional tortoise and the hare tale, Turkey tries on Turtle’s shell after accidentally cracking and then repairing it.

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His ability to bring the traditional tales of the Choctaw to life has been recognized by Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle and a Governor’s Commendation from the state of Oklahoma.

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