Old Turtle

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Scholastic Inc., 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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Wood's celebrated, bestselling fable of ecology and spirituality, reissued in March 2007 with a beautiful new jacket design.

Long ago, the animals, rocks, waters, and trees of the earth began an argument about God. Is He a wind who is never still? Is He a rock that never moves? Is He high above or here among us?

Venerable Old Turtle quitely answered: God is all of these things.

In 1992, Old Turtle burst upon the publishing world as a uniquely satisfying fable about ecology, peace, and the interconnectedness of all beigns. Few books can match the understated, universal power of its hopeful message. The beautiful repackaging Scholastic is releasing in March 2007 makes it the perfect gift book.

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This book is written for children, but it is beautifully poetic, with a message for all ages. The illustrations are gorgeous...this is THE favorite children's book in our family. Read full review

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This is one of my favorite all time stories. I absolutely love the symbolism. I cry every time I read it to my children, and now my 7 year old cries too. THEY GET IT.
We are all connected and
God is in all of us! And when we realize that our loving hearts and compassion can save the world, we have learned the lesson.  

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About the author (2001)

Music, books, and nature are three prominent themes in Wood's life. Though he started as a poor reader in elementary school, his second grade teacher, Miss Little, instilled in him a life-long love of books and reading. Raised in a family of musicians, Doug grew up playing violin and piano. In teaching himself to play guitar and banjo, and write songs, he found his own personal form of musical expression.
One of the North Country's most experienced wilderness experts, Douglas Wood makes his home by the Mississippi River in rural Minnesota.

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