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The Flying Tortoise: A Nigerian Trickster Tale

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The Flying Tortoise: A Nigerian Trickster Tale


Trickster tales are used in all world cultures to entertain and inform younger generations. In The Flying Tortoise: A Nigerian Trickster Tale, Mbeku the tortoise thinks he deserves the best because of his good looks. He tricks the other animals into giving him what he wants until the birds play a trick of their own, forcing the tortoise to rely on his wits—not his appearance—to survive.

Sample Common Core connections
RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers

RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events


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