Nilo and the Tortoise

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A boy encounters a sea lion, a vermilion flycatcher, a hawk, finches, and a giant tortoise when he spends a day and night he'll never forget--alone on a Galapagos island. Full color.

A boy encounters a sea lion, a vermillion flycatcher, a hawk, finches, and a giant tortoise when he spends a day and night alone on an island in the Galapagos.

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Overview

A boy encounters a sea lion, a vermilion flycatcher, a hawk, finches, and a giant tortoise when he spends a day and night he'll never forget--alone on a Galapagos island. Full color.

A boy encounters a sea lion, a vermillion flycatcher, a hawk, finches, and a giant tortoise when he spends a day and night alone on an island in the Galapagos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lewin (The Storytellers) describes the night a boy spends stranded on one of the Galapagos Islands, through vivid watercolors. Young Nilo stands on the island's shore, calmly accepting the circumstance that his father's fishing boat has been swept out to sea (the father returns by story's end), and takes the opportunity to explore. Encounters with a hostile sea lion, a fearless bird and a companionable giant tortoise make up the episodic, oddly unsuspenseful tale. The prose fluctuates between being evocative and somewhat stiff, as in the sentence, "The urge to climb upon the [tortoise's] great domed back proved to be irresistible." Lewin's skillful, realistic watercolors--some bright and lucid, others misty and restricted in palette--are more successful. The meandering pace may help create the sense of exploring an extraordinary place, but the story sags without any narrative tension. Ages 5-8 (May) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Christopher Moning
Open this beautifully illustrated book and take a journey. Far, far away, near the equator, there exists a group of islands that resemble no other place on earth. Nilo's father is a fisherman who anchors his boat for repairs on a Galapagos Island. When Nilo's father's boat disappears, Nilo decides to explore. First Nilo encounters an angry sea lion. Then, while climbing a volcano, he is fascinated by a small bird, a hawk, and finally, a giant tortoise. Nilo spends the night cuddled with the tortoise and locates his father's boat in the morning. Inspired by the author's impressions of the Galapagos, the book includes a map and fact sheet about the animals found there, animals that have no fear of man.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780590960045
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Series: Fiction Picture Book Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.59 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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