When I Was a Turkey
When I Was a Turkey
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When I Was a Turkey

Written and illustrated by Brenda Z Guiberson
Published by Macmillan
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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781627793858
    Publication Date
    November 7, 2017
    Page Count
    192
    Words Per Page
    146
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 14 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2017007364
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1627793852
    Lexile® Level
    910L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~V
    ATOS® Book Level
    6.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    194058
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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