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The Talking Earth

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    Recommended for people who love nature.

    Overall I thought this book was slightly interesting. Due to the fact that it explained a lot of the reasons why animals behave on Earth. It also taught a good lesson about how you should always listen to animals in nature because they have better instincts than humans. One part I particularly like was the underground cave sheltering themselves from a hurricane and observing the animals behavior. The animals knew there was a storm coming. It made me realize how smart animals really are and made me appreciate them more. If you are ever stranded in unknown territory having read this book will give you a better perspective on how to use animals to survive based on their instincts. Humans take advantage of modern technology by becoming immune to nature. Some people do not understand that we are held captive by the world's technology and rely on this every day. Animals have always had to survive based on natural ability to adjust to natures obsticals. This is the main idea of the book. In closing, I would recommend more interesting ways to describe animals in nature, their natural environment and ways they react to each other. The things that did interest me was the way the author described how the girl survived in the wild by listening to the animals and their instincts. The last thing I liked about this book was that the author described the settings of nature in the Everglades drawing a vivid picture for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2009

    tag class book review

    i loved beading the book. it was so good. it was kind of funny.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    The Review Of The Talking Earth

    The Main Characters name is Billie Wind. She has to go on a journey to the woods because of a punishment of not believing the tribe¿s beliefs. She goes to the Everglades and hears a rumbling noise and thinks that it is thunder. Later, she discovers that it's a forest fire! She runs into a hole filled with water near the top. She runs into a man-made cave with a bed in it. She thought about the person living in it before her. She thought if the person living in the cave before her had made it. She discovers some more parts to the cave the deeper she goes. Later, she discovers a baby otter. Billie names the otter Petang. She becomes friends with the otter and start catching fish. She wonders how in the world fish got in the small pond/well. Once when she jumped in the water, She discovered more caves. Later she meets a panther and names it Coootchobee. She also meets a turtle and names it Burden. Soon they get out of the cave

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2003

    Unlike Any Other Book

    I read The Talking Earth for my nature book talk, and loved it!!! It has everything from history to wildlife in it. I truly recomend it. It has manatees in it!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2001

    Talking Earth review

    Talking Earth is a very exciting book to read. The main character, Billie Wind, is a doubter of her tribe¿s beliefs and has to be punished. For her punishment, she chose to go to the Everglades to learn about her tribe¿s beliefs. There, Billie makes friends like Petang, the otter, Coootchobee, a panther, and Burden, a turtle. How will Billie Wind survive in the dangerous Everglades? Will she survive? Read the book to find out. Billie Wind developed from the beginning of the book to the end. In the beginning of the book Billie Wind didn¿t care about her tribe¿s traditions. As time went by, though, she started to use the traditions to survive. At the end of the book, Billie tried to make Oats Tiger (now known as Hurricane Tiger) believe in the traditions. Billie Wind has learned much from her punishment and is using it to teach others. Kerra S. Grade 5 Mr. Sizemore's class Pleasant Plains Elementary

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