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Box Turtle at Long Pond (Long Pond)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"A day in the life of a box turtle is rendered carefully in words and lifelike illustrations with a text that respects its subject....Superior."--School Library Journal. "Will delight the young viewer. An excellent introduction to pond ecology, and a strikingly beautiful book."--Kirkus Reviews.

It is dawn at Long Pond. Box Turtle's red eyes look out from his shelter within
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 28th 1989 by Greenwillow Books
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Patricia
Feb 26, 2017 Patricia rated it it was amazing
A perfect book about a box turtle's day. Excellent writing and illustrations.
Shanna Gonzalez
May 13, 2009 Shanna Gonzalez rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-04-08
This book tells the story of one day in the life of a box turtle as he searches for food and interacts with other animals (one of which tries to eat him.) It is a naturalistic story, not anthropomorphized, and the carefully crafted text draws the reader into the animals moment-by-moment experience, and Lindsay George's beautiful realistic illustrations capture the turtle's movements and personality well.

The best way to observe a turtle is sitting or lying quietly outdoors, watching it in person.
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Marisa
I thoroughly enjoyed this book simply because I am a sucker for turtles. I adore turtles and their protective shell barriers. This book paints the simplistic life of a turtle and portrays it in a scientific yet narrative way.
Elaine
Mar 09, 2009 Elaine rated it really liked it
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Good science book, told in story format, about a box turtle's day, from waking to going to bed. Includes what he eats, how he gets that food, what he does during rain, and one of his predators. My girls narrated this book back to me after we read it.
The Brothers
Jan 16, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
A day in the life of a turtle living beside a pond. He spends the time foraging for good and dodging other animals.

Beautiful, realistic illustrations.
Matthew
Sep 25, 2011 Matthew rated it really liked it
This is a great nonfiction narrative about box turtles. The George's worked wonderfully together and this text is one that a reader can appreciate for both its illustrations and its text. Great book.
B. Morya
Jun 13, 2016 B. Morya rated it really liked it
Enjoyable story about a day in the life of a box turtle. Realistic occurrences with illustrations to match. Recommended for nature and turtle lovers.
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Feb 21, 2014 Bo Pryor rated it it was amazing
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Excellent illustrations and solid, factual material. Simple but not dumb. The Georges make wonderful books.
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