How the Turtle Got Its Shell

How the Turtle Got Its Shell

Justine Fontes

Language: English

Pages: 24

ISBN: 0307960072

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Delightful retellings of turtle tales from around the world, plus fun facts about turtles, are sure to please all turtle fans.

Flora and the Flamingo

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Friends

Sunset of the Sabertooth (Magic Tree House, Book 7)

The Berenstain Bears and the Double Dare

Five Children and It (Penguin Classics)

SOS, Stories of Survival: True Tales of Disaster, Tragedy, and Courage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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still not safe. “The men will try to get you again,” Glooskap warned. “You must convince them to throw you in the lake, because there you will be safe.” So Uncle pretended he was scared of the water and the mean men threw him right in! And there, Uncle lived a long and happy life as a turtle, safe in his shell! The next story is set in ancient Greece. The god Hermes loved to play the harp. But the only animal that enjoyed his sweet music was the slow, shell-less turtle. One day, as

still not safe. “The men will try to get you again,” Glooskap warned. “You must convince them to throw you in the lake, because there you will be safe.” So Uncle pretended he was scared of the water and the mean men threw him right in! And there, Uncle lived a long and happy life as a turtle, safe in his shell! The next story is set in ancient Greece. The god Hermes loved to play the harp. But the only animal that enjoyed his sweet music was the slow, shell-less turtle. One day, as

became the turtle’s shell. And he lived slowly and happily ever after. How do YOU think the turtle got its shell? We may never know how the turtle really got its shell. But here are some fun facts we do know: TURTLE TIME Turtles have been around for over 200 million years. They were on Earth with the first dinosaurs! Turtles live longer than other vertebrates (animals with spines). The oldest official record is of a turtle that lived in a British zoo for 116 years. TURTLE TYPES

There are about 220 different kinds of turtles. They fall into three main groups: Tortoises, which live on land, have heavy, domed shells, thick scaly legs, and toes with claws. They live in warm regions throughout the world. Marine turtles, which live in the salt water of oceans and seas, have light, flat shells and flippers instead of feet. The flippers help them swim fast. Freshwater turtles have a leathery covering on their shell. They eat fish, snails, and other animals. TURTLE

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