Douglas Wood has been called a renaissance man. Not only has he written 15 books for children and 8 for adults, but he is an artist, musician, naturalist, and wilderness guide. What remains constant, no matter what his form of expression, is his voice — a voice that resonates with heart. It is a heart sound so pure and potent that it creates books for children that make grown people laugh, cry, and open their eyes with new understanding.

Ever since we first read Wood's bestselling classic Old Turtle, we have been in awe of his ability to touch us in the deepest places through deceptively simple stories that defy categorization. Old Turtle and its sequel Old Turtle and the Broken Truth deliver spiritual messages about the possibility of peace that thrill our own hearts.

We hope you will peruse the reviews of seven of Wood's books, below. We hope you will check out his website — not only can you read about the man, but you can hear him play a mean banjo! And finally, we hope you will read and share his books with others. Many of them have been directed to children age 4 and older. Older includes a lot of us!

Read a review and excerpt of the book that started it all, Old Turtle
Read a review and excerpt of the remarkable Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Read a review and excerpt of Aunt Mary's Rose
Read a review and excerpt of the deeply moving classic Grandad's Prayers of the Earth
Read a review and excerpt of a book for everybody who struggles with ADHD Miss Little's Gift
Read a review of A Quiet Place
Read a review and excerpt of The Secret of Saying Thanks
Explore Douglas Wood's website
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