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When I Was a Turkey

Written & illustrated by Brenda Z Guiberson
Published by Macmillan
Goodreads Rating - 3.8 / 5.0
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Nov 7, 2017
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When I Was a Turkey is a middle-grade adaptation of the remarkable true story of a naturalist who raised a flock of wild turkeys using imprinting. After a local farmer left a bowl of wild turkey eggs on Joe Hutto’s front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. Deep in the wilds of Florida’s Flatlands, Hutto spent each day living as a turkey mother, taking on the full-time job of raising sixteen turkey chicks. For two years, Hutto dutifully cared for his family, roosting with them, taking them foraging, and immersing himself in their world. In return, they taught him how to see the world through their eyes. Here is the remarkable true story of a man with a singular gift to connect with nature. A Christy Ottaviano Book

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Brenda Z Guiberson

Brenda Z. Guiberson is the author of many books for children,including When I Was a Turkey, The Deadliest Creature in the World, Frog Song, Life in the Boreal Forest, Moon Bear, The Emperor Lays an Egg, and the bestselling Cactus Hotel. She lives near Seattle, Washington.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781627793858
Publication Date:
November 7, 2017
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017007364
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1627793852
Lexile® Level:
910L
ATOS® Book Level:
6.3
Accelerated Reader® Points:
5.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
194058
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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