Old Turtle by Douglas Wood

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This enchanting book for children and adults, promotes a deeper understanding of the earth and our relationship with all the beings who inhabit it. The Old Turrtle.
 

About Douglas Wood

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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.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Pfeifer - Hamilton. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a poetic fable, all creation debates the nature of God, each thing imagining that God reflects its own image: the antelope insists that God ``is a runner, swift and free,'' while the willow murmurs that ``She is a great tree...always growing, always giving.'' The wise old turtle ends the argum...

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Long ago, an argument arose between mountains and rivers, stars and ants, lions and bears on the nature of God. A terrible cacophony of quarreling voices rang out until wise Old Turtle quelled the din

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(Oct.) FYI: For each copy sold through the U.S. trade market, the publisher will donate $1 to First Book, a national organization that provides books to needy children .

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Long ago, an argument arose between mountains and rivers, stars and ants, lions and bears on the nature of God.

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At the same time that it makes them feel proud and strong, their version of the truth creates fear and anger in them for others who do not share their truth.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In this powerful and profound book written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee, the animals and other beings of the Earth argue about God, describing God in t...

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