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.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||8.62(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)|
|Lexile:||910L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||10 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Born in Jackson County, Michigan, in 1900, Holling Clancy Holling graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923. He then worked in a taxidermy department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and spent time working in anthropology under Dr. Ralph Linton. During this period, he married Lucille Webster and within a year of their marriage accepted a position as art instructor on the first University World Cruise, sponsored by New York University. For many years, Holling C. Holling dedicated much of his time and interest to making books for children. Much of the material he used was known to him first hand, and his wife, Lucille, worked with him on many of the illustrations.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My husband, a mechanical engineer & Mark Twain fan, enjoyed this book about a snapping turtle's life on the Mississippi. There is a lot of detailed information about locks and flood control. I enjoyed it for the natural history. My nephew enjoyed the pictures and the story. You will too. Wish I'd known this one when I was a kid reading the same author's Paddle To The Sea.
My 3rd grade teacher read this book to our class 50 years ago and I have never forgotten it. I have not read it lately but I would think that if a little book about a turtle can stick with someone for 50 years it must be pretty special. My 5 year old grandson is fascinated by turtles so I thought I would see if I would be able to get it. I was thrilled to see that I could.