Bartleby, the red-eared turtle, and Seezer, the American alligator, have swum the Mighty Mississippi to reach bayou country, their true home. But when they find the creek where Seezer was born, they discover it’s ruled by Old Stump—a giant gator with a gargantuan appetite. Fortunately, Bartleby has a knack for making friends, and there is soon a new crew to count on, including a red-ear named Lucky Gal. Still, life in bayou country is full of challenges. Does Bartleby have what it takes to make this strange new world his own?
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About Phyllis Shalant
Even before I could read or write, I was making up stories in my family’s apartment in Brooklyn, New York. I’d sit under the kitchen table with my dolls and stuffed animals, and pretend the table and chair legs were… More about Phyllis Shalant
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers Jul 21, 2005| 208 Pages| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9781101154106