THE TURTLE AND THE ISLAND: A Folktale from Papua New Guinea by Barbara Ker--Adapt. Wilson

THE TURTLE AND THE ISLAND: A Folktale from Papua New Guinea

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A creation myth that explains New Guinea's origin: weary of swimming, a turtle builds an island resting-place--to which she brings a lonely man from the bottom of the sea and a woman from a faraway land; the two prosper and multiply. Lessac's decorative, bright paintings beautifully depict the sea teeming with underwater creatures, the new island burgeoning with life.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1990
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Lippincott