The Turtle and the Island: A Folk Tale From Papua New Guinea

The Turtle and the Island: A Folk Tale From Papua New Guinea

by Barbara Ker Wilson, Frane Lessac
     
 

The Turtle and the Island tells the story of how the great sea turtle builds the island of Papua New Guinea. Wishing for a place to rest in the sun, he piles up the sand and rocks until they emerge from the sea into a beautiful, fertile island. In doing so, he finds a wife and a home for the lonely man in the dark cave, far beneath the waves. A

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The Turtle and the Island tells the story of how the great sea turtle builds the island of Papua New Guinea. Wishing for a place to rest in the sun, he piles up the sand and rocks until they emerge from the sea into a beautiful, fertile island. In doing so, he finds a wife and a home for the lonely man in the dark cave, far beneath the waves. A beautifully-told creation myth with stunning illustrations. Retold by Barbara Ker Wilson and with glowing illustrations from Frané Lessac, this is a perfectly told folk story from Papua New Guinea.

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From the Publisher
"Long, long ago, in the days when turtles had teeth, there lived a great sea turtle, the mother of all sea turtles, who spent her time swimming about the wide sea that now people call the Pacific Ocean. . . . She swam from one side of the sea to the other, to and fro between the lands that bordered that vast ocean."
— from the book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847803863
Publisher:
Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara Ker Wilson is a well-known reviewer, writer and publisher, with a long-standing interest in folklore. She now lives in Australia. Frané Lessac is an internationally known American artist who has exhibited her paintings in London, Paris, New York, and Los Angeles. From film school in California she went on to study Caribbean culture on the island of Monserrat. She has worked on many children's projects to date.

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