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HOW THE OCEANS CAME TO BE
Where did all the water go?
A compelling tale laced with an important message: One individual can make all the difference. – Kirkus Reviews, August 2022
In this delightful Lumbee story, clever Rabbit outsmarts a selfish Great Snapping Turtle. When Rabbit discovers many animals could not find water, he sets out to solve the mystery. What he finds is the Great Snapping Turtle blocking the water of the Mother Spring. When the stubborn turtle refuses to move, Rabbit figures out a way to let the water flow. As the water flowed to all creatures, it also created the oceans of Turtle Island.
Relying on accessible language, Boughman’s well-paced story will leave readers with a relevant takeaway: All living things have the right to water. Vivid oil paintings illustrate landscapes of Turtle Island and tell a story of their own. – Kirkus Reviews