The adventures of a three-legged snapping turtle as she travels from the headwaters to the mouth of the Mississippi River illustrate the life cycle ...Show synopsisThe adventures of a three-legged snapping turtle as she travels from the headwaters to the mouth of the Mississippi River illustrate the life cycle of the turtle and the geography, history, geology, and climate of the river.Hide synopsis
Description:New. The history of the Mississippi River Valley is told in...New. The history of the Mississippi River Valley is told in text and pictures through the adventures of Minn, a snapping turtle, as she travels downstream.
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Description:Holling C. Holling & Lucile Holling. New. No Jacket Issued. Book...Holling C. Holling & Lucile Holling. New. No Jacket Issued. Book CONDITION: UNREAD c. 1990s Houghton Mifflin large soft cover, 23rd printing. Very light edge wear. Wonderful full-page color illustrations plus B&W maps and drawings. Newbery Honor Book. CONTENT: Reviewer: "Within moments of hatching in the headwaters of the Mississippi River, Minn, a female snapping turtle, loses a rear leg when a boy shoots her. She is rescued by a native American boy, who cares for her until she is well enough to go out on her own. She travels down the length of the river, avoiding turtle hunters, cruising over waterfalls and dams, laying eggs, and taking part in the life cycle of the river. The story follows Minn through her 25 year trip down to the Gulf of Mexico. It is told from the turtle's point-of-view and there are many charming full page color illustrations that the younger child will appreciate. Notes, pictures and maps in the margins of the text give details of the geography of the Mississippi, its animals, plants, cities, dams, bridges, that the older child and adult reader will find informative and meaningful." 1 copy.
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