The Impatient Turtle

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Bethel Pub., 1986 - Juvenile Fiction - 110 pages
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A Janette Oke Classic Children's Story. Pogo's one goal in life is to have fun. Because he's a turtle he can't do all the things that others enjoy. He soon learns, however, why he was made like he is and decides being a turtle is pretty special after all.

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Review: The Impatient Turtle (Janette Oke's Animal Friends #1)

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I was pleasantly surprised by The Impatient Turtle by Janette Oke. I don't remember reading this one when I was younger. In this parable-of-sorts, readers meet an impatient turtle who struggles with ... Read full review

Review: The Impatient Turtle (Janette Oke's Animal Friends #1)

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This Oke edition is age appropriate for the 6- to 10-year olds (as labeled on the back of the book). This was my second purchase of the Animal Friends series for my grandson, and his interest in the ... Read full review


Chapter One Beginnings
Chapter Two Planning
Chapter Three An Old Game

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About the author (1986)

Janette Oke (pronounced "oak") was born in Champion, Alberta, Canada, during the depression years. She graduated from Mountain View Bible College in Didsbury, Alberta where she met her husband, Edward. She and Edward married in 1957 and went on to serve churches in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada, and Indiana. Oke published her first book, Love Comes Softly, in 1979. The book experienced immediate success because works of fiction were a virtually unknown genre in the Christian publishing industry. Oke has gone on to publish some 36 romance novels, earning her the 1992 President's Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. She is the author of the "Love Comes Softly" and the "Prairie Legacy" series of books. Oke enjoys a large reading audience primarily comprised of teenagers, homemakers and working women. She recently started writing for young children.

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