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Macmillan Children's Book

When I Was a Turkey

Based on the Emmy Award-Winning PBS Documentary My Life as a Turkey

Author: Joe Hutto and Brenda Guiberson

When I Was a Turkey

When I Was a Turkey

$7.99

About This Book

When I Was a Turkey is a middle-grade adaptation of the remarkable true story of a naturalist who raised a flock of wild turkeys using imprinting.

After a local...

Page Count
176
On Sale
11/07/2017
Age Range
9-14

Book Details

When I Was a Turkey is a middle-grade adaptation of the remarkable true story of a naturalist who raised a flock of wild turkeys using imprinting.

After a local farmer left a bowl of wild turkey eggs on Joe Hutto’s front porch, his life was forever changed. Hutto incubated the eggs and waited for them to hatch. Deep in the wilds of Florida’s Flatlands, Hutto spent each day living as a turkey mother, taking on the full-time job of raising sixteen turkey chicks. For two years, Hutto dutifully cared for his family, roosting with them, taking them foraging, and immersing himself in their world. In return, they taught him how to see the world through their eyes. Here is the remarkable true story of a man with a singular gift to connect with nature.

A Christy Ottaviano Book

Imprint Publisher

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

ISBN

9781627793865

About the Creators

When I Was a Turkey

When I Was a Turkey

$7.99