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Queen of Tortoises

Gcina Mhlophe

Queen of Tortoises

by Gcina Mhlophe

  • 7 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by East African Educ Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animals - Turtles,
  • Juvenile Fiction,
  • Children: Grades 3-4

  • Edition Notes

    Heinemann Frontline Series

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13212076M
    ISBN 109966467017
    ISBN 109789966467010

    A nameless, pigtailed, sassy child in a pink gossamer skirt wants only one birthday present: a puppy; in the box, however, is not a puppy but a tortoise. "WHO WANTS A TORTOISE?!" The protagonist sure doesn't, but Daddy is allergic to dogs. What follows is a list of don'ts: tortoises don't fetch, don't roll over, don't lick your face, don't beg for baloney, and don't get excited when you come. Giant tortoises grow very slowly but reach a huge size—adult males weigh around lb ( kg). Strong claws. Tortoises have strong claws on their feet and are good diggers. Some species dig burrows for shelter, and female tortoises often dig holes in the ground where they lay their eggs. Flexible neck.

    Star library. I have most of these books in my personal library. They include books specific to Star tortoises, books with Star tortoise info, veterinary medicine books, parasitology books, incubation books, and old books available online. Desert tortoises are habituated to digging basins in the soil for catching and storing rainwater, which is very rare in the desert areas. Predators. The type of predators of depends on the size, habitat and age of the tortoise. As mentioned, kit fox, coyote, gila monster and badger feasts upon the eggs. The young tortoises are preyed upon by.

      Tortoises can survive for weeks without food or water, easily long enough to float in the Humboldt Current from South America to the Galápagos Islands. . ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. We personally assess every book's quality and offer rare, out-of-print treasures. We deliver the joy of reading in % recyclable packaging with free standard shipping on US orders over $


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Queen of Tortoises by Gcina Mhlophe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Mhlophe, Gcina. Queen of the tortoises. Johannesburg: Skotaville, © (OCoLC) Material Type. The Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga, name of the first story in the collection, is a vivid experience of history and impermanence through the life of one very old turtle.

Beautifully written, and one of the finest short works of literature of our time/5(11). Queen of the tortoises Paperback – January 1, by Gcina Mhlophe (Author) › Visit Amazon's Gcina Mhlophe Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more.

See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Cited by: 1. Focusing on the care of pet turtles and tortoises this book covers out door versus indoor housing, and lighting, temperature, humidity, and food requirements.

A great source for care tips. The book also gives a basic description of several species of turtles and tortoises and the specific care needs that each may require when kept as pets. Queen of the Tortoises Heinemann Frontline Series Volume 6 of Sparrow readers: Author: Gcina Mhlophe: Publisher: Michigan State University Press, ISBN:Length: 22 pages: Subjects.

From a prolific writer and producer of documentaries (including Nature) for PBS: a collection that’s varyingly deft and has many subjects—including nature and animals. Whitty’s “science” stories are in fact the strongest here, including the title piece with its simultaneously tender and melancholy portrait of Tonga from its paradisiacal pre–Captain Cook era down to the abused and Author: Julia Whitty.

Shelves: juv, picture-book, tortoises My sons and I read this book critically since we are tortoise owners, but found nothing that did not ring true.

Clearly Keane knows and loves his own pet tortoise, Shelly, and this tale of a little girl who badly wants a puppy but gets a different, rather alien kind of pet instead, is /5. From inside the book.

Other editions - View all. Queen of the Tortoises Gcina Mhlophe No lots lucky meant meeting mended morning sun mother moved neck never notice open her mouth patterns peacock plain pride promised python Queen quickly quiet realised replied reptiles rinsed river bank rubbed sand seen smiling soak soon sound stick.

Life and career. Gcina Mhlope was born in in KwaZulu-Natal to a Xhosa mother and a Zulu father. She started her working life as a domestic servant, later working as a newsreader at the Press Trust and BBC Radio, then as a writer for Learn and Teach, a magazine for newly-literate people.

She began to get a sense of the demand for stories while in Chicago in   The ploughshare tortoise is one of the rarest tortoises on the planet: with fewer than 50 adults thought to be left in the wild, each one is worth as much as $50, on the global exotic pet Author: Rowan Moore Gerety.

Timothy (c. – 3 April ) was a 5 kg (11 lb) Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise who was thought to be approximately years old at the time of her death. This made her the UK's oldest known resident.

In spite of her name, Timothy was female; it was not properly known how to sex tortoises in the 19th century. Timothy was named after a tortoise owned by Gilbert : c.Turkey. Our book list includes many titles covering a wide variety of species of turtles and tortoises. Additionally you will find books devoted to general chelonian biology, natural history, and husbandry.

Harriet (c. – 23 June ) was a Galápagos tortoise (Geochelone porteri) who had an estimated age of years at the time of her death in t is one of the longest-lived known tortoises, behind Tu'i Malila, who died in at the age ofand possibly Adwaita, who died in at an estimated age of between and : c.Galápagos Islands.

Keeping a Pet Tortoise guides you through all the stages of keeping a tortoise, providing expert tips on how to set up home for a new tortoise and maintain its health and condition. The manual covers the best-known Mediterranean tortoises as well as the most exotic species and docuses on all sorts of subjects such as diets, vitamins, breeding /5().

Tortoise was a female SeaWing and the representative of the dragonet care position of Queen Coral's council. Queen Coral brutally killed her for eating an octopus that Commander Shark had given her, instead of guarding Auklet's and an unnamed dragonet's egg in the Royal Hatchery, which led to the death of one of Coral's heirs.

Tortoise had emerald-green scales with a few olive green scales Appeared in: The Lost Heir. Today we fed my tortoise a frozen thawed (pre euthanized) mouse. BOOK ME ON CAMEO HERE ️ Check out my Cameo profile: PULLING TICKS OFF TORTOISES, We FOUND MORE!.

*Update* - Duration. Edible Plants for Tortoises in the UK book by Linda King. K likes. A full colour illustrated guide to identifying safe and palatable plants for your tortoise. A5 with a laminated cover for Followers: K. As you can see there is a lot to learn. Not only are children’s books fun that have a turtle as a character in the story, like Franklin, but imagine what we can learn in the non-fiction books about real tortoises, like Owen.

Also on the list is a fun finger puppet book called “Little Sea Turtle” for our youngest : Bookroo. Now the comma queen is back, this time probing deep into the language of Euripides and Plato.

Her new book, “Greek to Me,” is a rapturous memoir of falling in love with a language. For Norris Author: Rory Tolan. You’re an author, honing your lonely craft at crowded coffeeshops and dusty desks.

But you don’t mind the solitude, because you’re you've shelled out money for writing workshops or degrees, or maybe you’ve just read some great books and wanted to write one yourself. She refuses to accept this fate or what others tell her about being special the way she is.

She embarks on a journey to distinguish herself from the other tortoises. Her journey leads to a tragic event, but it is this event that leads her to being unique and assuming her role as Queen of : Tsakani Baloyi.This book is being released as a lap-size board book.

THE FOOLISH TORTOISE follows a unhappy tortoise as he makes his decision to take off his shell so he can be faster. He longs to run like the horses and dogs that he sees, but once he gets out and about without his /5.Tortoises have one of the longest lifespans of any animal, with the average ranging anywhere from 50 to years.

Even tortoises kept as pets can live for about 30 – 40 years and decades longer with proper care. All of the tortoises on this list were at least years old, but most of them were nearly years old when they died.