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4 edition of The tortoise and the dare found in the catalog.

The tortoise and the dare

Terry Deary

The tortoise and the dare

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  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Picture Window Books in Minneapolis, Minn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Racing -- Fiction,
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction,
  • Twins -- Fiction,
  • Wagers -- Fiction,
  • Sportsmanship -- Fiction,
  • Greece -- History -- To 146 B.C. -- Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Furious that her twin brother, Cypselis, promised her as a slave should he lose a footrace, Ellie must find a way for tortoise-slow Cypselis to beat his classmate to the finish line at their school in ancient Greece. Includes facts about the Olympic Games.

    Edition Notes

    Statementby Terry Deary ; illustrated by Helen Flook.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesRead-it! chapter books. Historical tales
    ContributionsFlook, Helen, ill.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPZ7.D3517 Tor 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination64 p. :
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16631551M
    ISBN 109781404840515
    LC Control Number2007035612
    OCLC/WorldCa173502636

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The tortoise and the dare book

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His website is www. It can be used to teach children about theme and morals of a story. The Olympic games are coming to the city. The other one that I know is a book without words version by Jerry Pinkney.

She is an academic writing lecturer at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani and is working on her third book of fiction with support from Can Serrat International Art Residency.

Unverifiable maybe but quite plausible: The oldest giant tortoise on record lived for years. At last the Tortoise said, "If we were to run a race, I'm sure I would beat you. And you are very confident in your speed.

It tells the same story except the author decided to do it without words. These stories are not only great reads, they are an enduring contribution to our literature.

They are no match for my fast feet. In Classical times it was not the Tortoise's plucky conduct in taking on a bully that was emphasised but the Hare's foolish over-confidence. Also, if you waste your time bragging and showing off — as the Hare did — you might not reach your goals.

Elena's freedom is at stake - she needs all her cunning to make sure her brother wins. He appears a little later, having been sorting out music or something trivial on his computer, to find me melodramatically heart-broken, bawling into the duvet. Poor Imogen!! However, to accomplish that goal you mustn't waste time on mindless or meaningless things.

Onward I go! When the Hare finally woke up with a start, he saw the Tortoise just reaching the finish line far ahead and he could hear all the animals cheering the winner. In the following year a painted steel sculpture by Michael Browne and Stuart Smith was set up near the cross-country finish line at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

He has been, among other things, a writer, actor, singer, teacher, bartender, mailroom clerk, and washer of soap molds. Fiercely meditative and unnerving short fiction. Without these cookies, we can't provide services to you. Bianca decides that random picking won't do, so she rigs the machine to pair her number with Troy's, but it backfires.

He lives on the South Side of Chicago with his wife and two dogs. In the manner of George Saunders, Doyle uses his smart, light language to lift readers above the darkness of shame and humiliation that brings so many of his characters to their knees.

Fair point Elizabeth Jenkins. Any creature with teeth, of course, can just munch right through. This information helps us design a better experience for all users.

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Will the turtle pass him or will the hare catch back up?Jul 01,  · The hare has decided to cheat and sit on the Tortoise’s back but nevertheless she is going to win the race. A weekly vlog sharing more details about this past week in the studio, our crazy heat wave and the differences between Aesop and La Fontaine for this story can be watched below.

Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history/5.

Jun 29,  · The video 'The Hare And The Tortoise' is taken from the DVD - 'Storytime -- 4 Traditional Stories'. Published by CYP Limited in It is produced in the form of a story picture book.

Oct 09,  · There once lived a boastful hare Who thought to brag was his affair For in the jungle none were there Faster than the boastful hare Tired of his braggy face A tortoise called him to a place And dared the hare to a race If he was gritty just in case The boastful hare ever. Jan 11,  · NARRATOR: The idea of running a race with Tortoise was so funny to Hare that he laughed and laughed.

But finally, he agreed. He wanted to embarrass Tortoise for even having the nerve to Author: VOA Learning English. Nov 02,  · Greek Tales: The Tortoise and the Dare Paperback – 2 Nov by Terry Deary (Author)5/5(1).