LITTLE TURTLE AND THE SONG OF THE SEA

LITTLE TURTLE AND THE SONG OF THE SEA

By: Cain, Sheridan

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Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Gr 1-2-After Little Turtle breaks out of his leathery eggshell, his trek to the sea takes on a mythical tone as the personified Sea, in a repetitive singsong voice, calls and guides the baby reptile to its welcoming waves. On his journey, the little creature faces many dangers from suffocating sand to fierce seagulls to hungry crabs, but his omnipresent protector urges and warns him each step of the way with such mind-numbing verse as, "`Come on, Little Turtle,' sang the Sea. `A few more steps, and safe you'll be.'" And if this weren't corny enough, when he reaches his goal, he, too, feels the need to sing, "At last-at last I'm free," mistakenly implying he will face no further dangers. Burgin's paintings belie the text, as Little Turtle is depicted in one double-page spread as some giant mutant turtle emerging from the sand. In addition, the pictures of the Sea, in muted, flat purples and greens, do not do justice to her power. Although it is for a slightly older audience, Brenda Guiberson's Into the Sea (Holt, 1995) is a beautifully illustrated, fuller, and more accurate account of this gentle marine creature's life.

Title: LITTLE TURTLE AND THE SONG OF THE SEA

Author Name: Cain, Sheridan

Categories: Pre-Teen,

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group: 2002

ISBN Number: 1566563550

ISBN Number 13: 9781566563550

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000044726