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Virtual Storytime: The Tale of a Mississippi Pearl River Turtle

Virtual Storytime: The Tale of a Mississippi Pearl River Turtle

This is part of our PK Cares series of videos featuring Mississippi authors reading from their children’s books. We think it’s a great activity to share these “Virtual Storytime” videos with your child(ren), especially when out of ideas to fill the hours at home during Covid-19 social distancing.

Today’s Featured Author:

Mary Beth Magee of Pearl River County, Mississippi

Today’s featured video is from author, storyteller and workshop leader Mary Beth Magee, who will read today from her children’s book, “Pearl’s Pool.”

Book Summary: Peer pressure can be a big problem for children. When Pearl hears over and over that her pool isn’t good enough, will she start to believe it? Or, will she enjoy what she has?

Pearl the Turtle is a Pearl River Map Turtle, an endangered species which lives only in the Pearl River Basin in Mississippi and Louisiana. This is the first book in a series of stories about Pearl and her adventures.

 Continue visiting the PK Cares section of our website, where we will periodically share more readings by Mississippi children’s authors.


About The Author

Kara Bachman

Kara Bachman is a Managing Editor for Parents & Kids. She's also a book editor, former newspaper reporter, and is author of the humor essay collection, "Kissing the Crisis," which deals with the zanier aspects of parenting, relationships and turning 40. She's read her work on NPR radio and over 1,500 items have appeared in dozens of literary and commercial publications, including The Writer, The Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and, Dogster, Mississippi Magazine, American Fitness and many more. She's a New Orleans native, but lived for over a dozen years on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including during 2005 when her house was flooded by Hurricane Katrina. She's a mom to two teenagers.

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