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STORY ABSTRACT
MONICAL PHILLIPS



TITLE OF THE STORY

How the Turtle Cracked His Shell: A Cherokee Story


STORY SOURCE MATERIAL

the author, Robin Moore, granted me permission to tell his story


TALETYPE CLASSIFICATION OF THE STORY

Native American folktale/Animal Tale


STORY RATING

General Audience


ABSTRACT/SUMMARY

Long ago, Turtle’s shell was shiny and smooth.  This story relates how Turtle cracked his shell.  It happened one day when Wolf decided to eat Turtle.  However, to escape, Turtle tricked Wolf into throwing him into the river.  When Turtle landed in the river, his shell cracked and has remained that way throughout Turtle’s generations.