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Turtle's Back

by Marie Lily Cerat



Turtle's Back (English version of Do Toti), (Grades 3-5)A West African folktale about why turtles’ backs are not smooth. In this folktale we learn about how a turtle longs to be a part of some birds’ feast. After much scrutiny the birds allow turtle to join them at their feast. What begins as a celebration ends in a negative way as turtle's greed gets the best of him. Find out what happens to turtle as a result of his greed. What is the moral of the story?

Cat. #: B103E