Author and narrator Pleasant DeSpain performs these charming tales from around the globe. Each tale in turn celebrates the turtle. The humble turtle is a famous icon, a symbol of traits such as patience, endurance, self-awareness, wisdom, and adaptability. DeSpain tells these 11 tales in a slow, groovy, and fluid voice. The pace is unhurried and DeSpain’s tone is calmly theatrical. True to the traditional style of folk tale narration, DeSpain performs dialogue in a mocking and exaggerated manner. His voice flirts with and wraps around the mystical background music. The vintage ambience of this performance will please adult listeners. Young listeners will receive a subtle moral and philosophical education while enjoying these humorous and insightful stories.
For Ages Seven to Adult
©1994 Pleasant DeSpain; (P)1995 August House Publishers, Inc.
"His stories bring imaginations leaping to life." (The Seattle Times)
"DeSpain is a master storyteller who has remarkable insight." (Robert L. Fulghum)
"If you love critter tales like I do, you're really going to enjoy Eleven Turtle Tales." (Jackie Torrence)
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