Item description for Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling...
Overview The adventures of a three-legged snapping turtle as she travels from the headwaters to the mouth of the Mississippi River illustrate the life cycle of the turtle and the geography, history, geology, and climate of the river.
The history of the Mississippi River Valley is told in text and pictures through the adventures of Minn, a snapping turtle, as she travels downstream.
Awards and Recognitions Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling has received the following awards and recognitions -
Newbery Medal - 1952 Honor Book - Children's category
Citations And Professional Reviews Minn of the Mississippi by Holling C. Holling has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 502
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 11, 1978
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
ISBN 0395273994 ISBN13 9780395273999
Availability 0 units.
More About Holling C. Holling
Born in Jackson County, Michigan, in 1900, Holling Clancy Holling graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1923. He then worked in a taxidermy department of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and spent time working in anthropology under Dr. Ralph Linton. During this period, he married Lucille Webster and within a year of their marriage accepted a position as art instructor on the first University World Cruise, sponsored by New York University. For many years, Holling C. Holling dedicated much of his time and interest to making books for children. Much of the material he used was known to him first hand, and his wife, Lucille, worked with him on many of the illustrations.
Reviews - What do customers think about Minn of the Mississippi?
Amazing book for children Aug 5, 2007
I love this book because it teaches so much geography and history. The pictures are amazing.
Minn of the Mississippi May 9, 2007
Read this book as a child, and wanted it in my own personal library. Wonderful book!
Still wonderful after all these years Sep 13, 2002
I read this book in elementary school and went looking for it again last year as a gift for a niece. Be warned that there's a scene that she found really sad (Minn gets hurt) -- and it made her cry. So maybe it's not for sensitive first-graders. Still, the story is wonderful and little Minn is a great character. There's also a lot of fascinating natural detail. And stunning illustrations. It's a children's book version of a top-notch Nature documentary. "Nova" in print, if you will. Also check out Holling Clancy Holling's other books. They're all great, even looking back at them after three decades.
Every child deserves a chance to read this book. Feb 6, 2001
At age 52, I can vividly remember discovering this book in my local library as a boy in 4th grade, especially the luminous color illustrations and drawings Hollings used to tell the story of the journey of a snapping turtle from the Mississippi's trickling source in Minnesota, to its fullness in the Gulf of Mexico. In following the life of "Minn," from hatchling to a veteran survivor of many predators and adventures, I learned the history and lore of the river and the animals and people who live in it and along its banks. This is a book that does not talk down to its young readers. I am buying one now to read again, and to share with any grandchildren who may come along in our family.
This is my favorite book Nov 13, 1998
I discovered this book when I was in fourth grade. I thought it was the best book ever written. I especially enjoyed the juxaposition of the biology of the snapping turtle with the history and geography of the Mississippi River