The Great Turkey Walk

Some people may call 15-year-old Simon Green a turkey – his aunt even calls him ‘pea-brained.’ But Miss Rogers, Simon’s teacher, sees something special in Simon.

“Not everyone appreciates your finer talents, Simon. … But I’m certain there’s a place for you in this world. Just think about what you like best, Simon. Think about it, and I’m sure you’ll find a solution.”

Simon does find a solution – and an unusual one at that. With Miss Roger’s backing, he buys 1,000 turkeys and starts walking them to the boom town of Denver.

If you have never read The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr, you are missing out. The first time I read this book to my children, I laughed hard almost all the way through the book.

But I think I enjoyed The Great Turkey Walk audio book even more. Tom Stechschulte narrates the audio book, and if Simon Green were a real person, he would sound the way Stechschulte reads him. The variety of voices he portrays is amazing, and he keeps in character throughout the entire book.

This is a great book for the entire family to enjoy – whether reading or listening.

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