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About the Author

Author Eric A. Kimmel is a master storyteller who has adapted, retold, or written more than eighty tales. He visits schools all over the world, entertaining children with his banjo while telling them stories from different cultures. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Doris.

Illustrator Martha Aviles lives with her family in Mexico City. She has illustrated Amelia's Show-and-Tell Fiesta and is working on the illustrations for a new story about Quinceañera.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6421 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (15 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RZDNRM
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #348,845 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Incomplete words throughout the book. Would give zero stars if possible. Traditional parable which could have been great if it had been correctly edited. I want my money back!
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to my daughter's aged 5 and 9 they really understood the moral and thoroughly enjoyed wanting me to read again they also enjoyed the illustrations.
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HASH(0xa4ed8fc0) out of 5 stars Excellent book 12 Jun. 2015
By E. Ervin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Eric A. Kimmel has been one of my favorite 'teller of tales' for a long time. When I was working in a school library, I always looked for his books to purchase because I knew how much the students would enjoy them. The Fisherman and the Turtle is no exception. It is a very good book and I believe children will enjoy it a lot. The illustrations are nice and the wording is great, too. Eric A. Kimmel does not let you down in regard to children's books. I recommend this book for any elementary school library. It tells a very good story that is worth hearing more than once.
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HASH(0xa4ee8a5c) out of 5 stars A fun story set in the time of Aztecs 7 Sept. 2008
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Eric A. Kimmel adapts THE FISHERMAN AND THE TURTLE, a fun story set in the time of Aztecs in which a fisherman captures a green turtle god who grants the fisherman three wishes - but his wife is displeased and always asks for more. When she takes charge, trouble results. Martha Aviles' drawings lend excitement while good picturebook reading skills will assist in appreciating the complex plot.
HASH(0xa4ee4954) out of 5 stars Unique adaptation is a good bedtime book and parenting tool 2 Feb. 2011
By Jared Castle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The main message is "Be careful with wishes. They might come true." Parents will appreciate how this rich adaptation of "The Fisherman and His Wife" helps instill the strong values of humility and contentment, too.

This version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale is placed in Aztec culture, where a fisherman comes across a sea turtle that announces himself to be "one of the seven sons of Opochtli, god of the sea." The turtle grants the fisherman a wish and he quickly responds that a catch of four fish (a catch he's never had before) is his wish. All is good until he arrives home, where his wife first chastises him and then sends him back to demand a bigger wish.

This pattern continues as the fisherman's wife, unable to control her greed, makes one wish too many.

Author Eric Kimmel's tight narrative and illustrator Martha Aviles' colorful acrylics and watercolors keep the pages turning at a brisk pace. It worked well as a bedtime book for my sons (ages 8 and 6).

In summary, this unique adaptation of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale is not only a good bedtime book but also a useful parenting tool that reinforces good values and morals.

Rating: Five stars.
HASH(0xa4eebc24) out of 5 stars Just what I needed 12 Mar. 2013
By Catfish - Published on Amazon.com
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I read this book to the class of second graders when I did my Rotary duty for RIF---Reading is Fun(damental)----and my assistant said she needed the book for her boys----so I found this one----used---the price was right and the delivery was quick! THANKS!
HASH(0xa4ee87c8) out of 5 stars Be careful what you wish for. 3 Jun. 2014
By Debbie McFadyen - Published on Amazon.com
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My Grandchildren enjoyed this story and I like that there is a moral to the story...Be careful what you wish for. My Grandchildren are ages 8 and 11.
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