The Magpie and The Turtle: a Native American-inspired folk tale, by Timothy Yeahquo
Native American folklore told by a Kiowa tribal member
Magpie and Turtle haven’t always got along. Magpie thinks Turtle is too slow, and Turtle sees Magpie as a weak creature that isn’t special at all. But then one day comes along a tricky snake who tries to pit them against each other even more than they already are.
Will Magpie and Turtle fall for Snake’s tricks, or will there be a surprising change of heart? The Magpie and The Turtle reminds us of the importance of every living creature, teaches how our actions play a role to hurt of help someone else, and gives insight into American Indian tradition and culture.