Old Turtle

Old Turtle

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Overview


Who is God?

Is He a wind that is never still?

Is He a rock that never moves?

Is He high above or here among us?

Venerable Old Turtle answers quietly: God is all of these things.

Old Turtle first burst upon the publishing scene in 1992, and it was instantly recognized as a classic fable about ecology, peace, and the interconnectedness of all beings. Simple yet profound, it has since brought hope and inspiration to children and adults around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780439309080
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 55,525
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author


Douglas Wood touched the hearts of readers everywhere with his first book, Old Turtle, the much-loved inspirational classic. He is the author of more than thirty books, including several New York Times bestsellers. An accomplished songwriter, musician, and wilderness guide, Douglas makes his home in a cabin in the woods in Minnesota. Visit him online at douglaswood.com.

Cheng-Khee Chee is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society. He has exhibited his works throughout the United States and China, and has been honored with more than sixty national awards, including the American Watercolor Society's Silver Medal of Honor. Cheng-Khee Chee and his family live in Duluth, Minnesota, where he is an Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota.

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Old Turtle 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! As a person raised Catholic but now consider myself non-denominational, this is the type of book I was looking for to read to my children so that they can have a better understanding of what 'God' is and how all living things are inter-connected. An excellent book for both young & old. A++++++++++
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is very gently told and very true. I first listened to it on a CD recorded by Marlo Thomas and the Turtle Creek Chorale entitled 'Songs of Wisdom from Old Turtle'. The piece magically portrays the story with beautiful, exciting, inventive music. My 5-year old niece was entranced. I highly recommend both the book and the choral story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my children and wept upon reading it. The book's message of God, love, and hope transcend time and culture. The author coveys these truths in such a simple, beautiful and poignant way...It is a story I will never forget and read to my children often. This is a must read for every human being.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a must-have for children AND adults. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is great!! Everyone should read this message of peace .........
mjperry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful children's book to help teach values and compassion.
the_awesome_opossum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Old Turtle is a gorgeous watercolor picture book that's meant at least as much for adults as for children. In pre-human times, an argument begins among the animals over what God is like: higher than the mountains, more sturdy than the rock, farther and brighter than the stars, yet closer to the earth than the ants. Divisions occur when every being claims the imago dei only for him or herself, thereby excluding others' experiences of the divine. So Old Turtle offers this resolution: "God is all that we dream of, and all that we seek, all that we come from and all that we can find." But the truest expression of God comes not with our own realization of the imago dei within ourselves, but when we see it in one another and in all of creation.
tripleblessings on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Old Turtle and the other animals are here on earth before the first people, and they argue about what God is like. Old Turtle resolves the dispute, teaches about God, and tells of the people who are coming. "The people begin to argue about who knew God and who did not, and where God was, and where God was not... and often the people misused their powers, and hurt one another... and they hurt the earth." Once again Old Turtle stops the quarrel, teaches about God, and the people begin to listen and to understand. "And Old Turtle smiled. And so did God."Beautiful watercolour illustrations by Cheng-Khee Chee.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book. It touched my heart from the first time I read it to my niece and nephews, and truly inspires a sense of Spirit, truth and peace. I've bought many copies to share.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book to grades K through 8 and it is timeless. It's message is one that needs to be heard over and over. I recommend this book all ages.
bookwormwithtoddlers More than 1 year ago
This is a book that can be enjoyed at differently at different age levels.
kevinharvick29 More than 1 year ago
Very good book to read to kids.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite children's (and maybe adult's) book ever. This is such a beautiful message. My kids love it too, we read it often. It conveys everything I want my children to know about God, nature and humanity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, that children and adults will enjoy reading. It sends a great message. Surely worth reading!!!