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(From Lauri Fortino's blog): "When Tamara, a baby Red-eared Slider turtle, was chosen from the pet store and taken home by a little boy and his mom, she thought it was the start of a good life. And it was good, for a while, until the boy lost interest in her and forgot to clean her tank, and sometimes even to feed her. Not knowing the right thing to do, the boy’s mother released Tamara into a nearby creek. But the Painted turtles who lived there told her she didn’t belong, so Tamara set off to find a place where she did belong–a place where she could thrive..."
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My wonderful assistant and I have just finished work on a comprehensive lesson plan to go with the book and readings of Tamara Turtle's Life So Far. I look forward to beginning school visits in the Toronto area this spring!