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10 thoughts on “Beat the Turtle Drum

  1. says:

    Death is a tricky thing to write about, especially in books for younger readers, but Greene's novel Beat the Turtle Drum addresses it in a way that's both poignant and thought-provoking. Much like Bridge to Terabithia, this book doesn't talk down to kids but instead includes them in a consideration of what grief, love, friendship and growing up truly mean on a level that manages to be both simple and deep at the same time.

    The book follows two sisters, Kate and Joss, both of whom get along really well, in the events leading up to a tragic accident. The two girls undergo family drama, the excitement of trying to rent a horse, talking to their neighbours... and then something horrible happens, leaving Kate struggling to hold up the walls of her world as they come shattering down. Greene writes about this event in a very sudden, sharp and to-the-point manner that strikes immediately as something both incredibly sad and also confusing. Why do bad things happen to good people?

    Beat the Turtle Drum tries to answer that question in this unforgettable coming-of-age tale about life, death and sisterhood. The characters, even the side characters, are really well-developed and realistic, and the poetic, nostalgic language is truly beautiful.

  2. says:

    " Dance along the silver sands and beat the turtle drum, that youth may last forever, and sorrow never come..."

    The intro poem still haunts me almost 30 years after reading this book. The story and characters are as vivid to me know as the day after I read it. Very poignant depiction of a young girl's life after a tragedy. Told with compassion and skill. This book will stick with you. I am having my 14yo daughter read it.

  3. says:

    Beautiful story. But quite upsetting.

    Realistic YA Fiction.

    Also a movie.

    The plot concerns a family, with two sisters, Cate and Joss. They are more then sisters but also best friends.

    One day, Joss, the younger sister is killed in a tragic accident., shattering the family and leaving all of them but Cate in particular lost in grief an d questioning everything, including her own belief system.

    This book is brutally beautiful. I saw an other reviewer wrote that it "haunted her" and I feel the same way. It doesn't read lightly.

    But it is a deeply moving, superbly told story of love, loss and family that I think has and will resonate with readers. Four strong stars..

  4. says:

    Sad and moving without being maudlin for one second. Not easy to do.

  5. says:

    So sad. It haunted me after I read it (at age 12-ish) for a long time.

  6. says:

    Beat the Turtle Drum
    Author: Constance C. Greene
    Publisher: Open Road Media Teen & Tween (January 27, 2015)
    Digital review copy courtesy of publisher via NetGalley

    Thirteen year old Kate wants to be a writer, and the author gives her a tremendous voice. I found myself reminded of Anne (of Green Gables) as she describes her family, and especially her almost eleven year old sister, Joss, who is horse obsessed and plans to rent a horse for her eleventh birthday. We are easily swept up in the joys and trials of their family and various friends and neighbors. I especially love how rich and real the side characters feel.

    When tragedy strikes, it is almost unimaginable how close it strikes to home. I kept blinking back tears, and wanted to scream at the author that she couldn't hurt these precious, wonderful characters. In fact, if there is any flaw to the book, it is that we are so completely caught up in the normalcy and joy in their lives that the tragedy feels jarring, and happens late enough in the story that we don't have time to recover. But that is the beauty of the book as well, because we can truly feel what the characters are feeling as their lives are interrupted, and we struggle to recover from it just as they must.

    Originally published in the late 1970s, Beat the Turtle Drum has endured with its searing story, and has as much punch as it did back then. This digital reissue will attract a whole new generation of fans for Constance C. Greene. Note that the poem in the beginning of the book is easy to miss, but only by reading it will the title make any sense.

  7. says:


    The title may be somewhat misleading, as this somber story is not about endangered species or a native tribe. Rather, it is the poignant portrait of a family--especially the relationship between two sisters--shattered by sudden, senseless devastation. Almost 11, Joss has longed to have her own horse--a dream about to come true on her birthday. But no one could foresee the disaster as family dynamics are irrevocably severed.

    Narrated by 13-year-old Kate this book reveals sisterly intimacies and suppressed rivalries, while praising the role of devoted friends and kindly adults. Far from saccharine, this book will lead young readers into serious reflection on the fragility of human life; the "personal myth" of teenagers precludes acceptance that tragedy could occur in their own family, or to their close friends or even themselves. Each person must cope with grief in his or her own way, for death is always hardest for those who remain behind.

    March 14, 2012. I welcome dialogue with teachers.)

  8. says:

    I can't believe I had to get help finding this book when it was on Robyn's list all along! If it's the book I'm thinking of, I read this book in sixth grade and bawled my eyes out. The protagonist has low self esteem compounded by her perfect sister. When her sister dies she had to come to terms with her survivor's guilt and her own self-esteem problems. A very touching, poignant story.

  9. says:

    One of my very favorite books from childhood. You'll need tissues. Be warned.

  10. says:

    Kate’s younger sister Joss is everyone’s favorite. When Joss falls out of a tree and dies, Kate feels like she should have died.

    BEAT THE TURTLE DRUM is a super short story written in 1976. While the story is sweet in a nostalgic kind of way, Constance Greene fails to deliver a message or any type of closure. While grief is endless, the story just ends with Kate having written a poem. Middle grade readers need more of a resolution.