Emma's Turtle (Hardcover)

By Eve Bunting, Marsha Winborn (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781590783504, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

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Paperback (4/1/2014)

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Emma's turtle has a good life, but he often dreams of faraway places. Emma's turtle lives in a backyard pen. He enjoys snacks that Emma feeds him. He also loves to listen to Emma as she tells him about faraway places such as Africa, Australia, and China. One day he decides to stop dreaming of those places and see the world beyond his pen. What will he discover? Eve Bunting's adorable story of an adventurous turtle is delightfully illustrated by Marsha Winborn.

About the Author

Eve Bunting is the author of the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz. Among her many other titles are Baby Can, My Red Balloon, My Special Day at Third Street School, Girls A to Z, My Backpack, and I Don't Want to Go to Camp. She lives in Pasadena, California.

Marsha Winborn is the illustrator of more than thirty-five books, including Grandma's Cat by Helen Ketteman, What's the Magic Word? by Kelly DiPucchio, and My Little Wagon by Alma Powell. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Praise For Emma's Turtle

"Young readers should relate to an odyssey close to home." --Kirkus Reviews

"Humorous, warm, and ultimately reassuring, this story will be appreciated by individual readers but it's also a good choice for group read-alouds." --School Library Journal