The history of the Mississippi River Valley is creatively told using text and pictures through the life of a snapping turtle named Minn. Hatched at the source of the great Mississippi, Minn has many adventures as she makes her way down the river, through the heart of America, to the Gulf of Mexico. History and life along the river springs vividly to life as Minn meets many different people and creatures that live along the mighty river. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. A 1952 Newbery Honor book.
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Customer Reviews for Minn of the Mississippi, Paperback
This is an excellent book for children, written at a time when it was assumed that children had an interest in learning! It is a bit more about the habits of turtles than the title might suggest, and a little less adventurous than Paddle-to-the-Sea. But if one can settle in and appreciate the story, it is very good.
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Review 2 for Minn of the Mississippi, Paperback
Date:May 31, 2005
Holling Clancy Holling has wonderfully illustrated each page in this book. Although the first chapter land of ancient waters troubled me. The last paragraph especially seems to be describing the cycles of evolution. As a Christian mother I did not like that paragraph, the Bible tells us we were put on earth for a purpose, thus we are inteligently designed. Otherwise this is a fabulous read!