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The Tortoise & the Hare

The Tortoise & the Hare

This companion to the Caldecott Medal-winning The Lion & the Mouse is Jerry Pinkney’s most stunning masterpiece yet. Even the slowest tortoise can defeat the quickest hare, and even the proudest hare can learn a timeless lesson from the most humble tortoise: Slow and steady wins the race! Here is a superbly rendered journey from starting line to finish that embodies the bravery, perseverance, and humility we can all find inside ourselves.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Nature & The Natural World

On Sale: October 1st 2013

Price: $18.99 / $24.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 40

ISBN-13: 9780316183567

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A 2014 ALSC Notable Children's Book
A 2013 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book
A 2013 Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book
A 2013 School Library Journal Best Children's Book
A 2013 Booklist Editors' Choice Book
A 2013 ABC Best Book for Children
A 2013 Parents' Choice Awards Gold Award Winner
A 2013 Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Multicultural Children's Book
A 2014 Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Outstanding Book
A 2014 Cooperative Children's Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison CCBC Choices Book
An Autumn 2013 Kids' Indie Next List Pick
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* "[There is] a note of homespun vibrancy to Pinkney's elegant watercolor paintings....The tortoise may have won the race, but the real winner here is the listening and viewing audience."—Booklist, starred review
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* "Pinkney's magnificently illustrated version of this famous fable gives the race the excitement of an Olympic event."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
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* "Will engross readers....A captivating winner--start to finish!"—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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* "The limited text, used sparingly but extremely effectively, reinforces the theme of the story--that the journey is as important as the ultimate goal.... This spectacular success is certain to become a classic in its own right."—School Library Journal, starred review
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* "Pinkney has again created a tour de force."—Library Media Connection, starred review
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* "The anthropomorphism blends seamlessly with the naturalistic detail.... A lively and imaginative take."—The Bulletin, starred review
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"A worthy follow-up....The richly detailed illustrations are lively and humorous, but what makes this retelling particularly ingenious is Pinkney's use of the oft-quoted moral....slow and steady wins the race!"—The Horn Book
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