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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

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Powerhouse team Douglas Wood and Jon J Muth present a sequel to Old Turtle, the award-winning wisdom tale of peace and love for the earth.

Seekers of all ages have been inspired by the stirring message of Old Turtle, the beloved, award-winning wisdom tale of peace. Now Old Turtle returns in a timeless story about love, acceptance, and the nature of truth.Long ago, as truth descended onto earth, it split in two: one piece landing among the people and the other blazing through the sky. When the people discover the piece of truth, it gives them strength and happiness. But over time, it turns them arrogant and greedy. They do not share their truth with others, wars rage on, and the earth begins to suffer. Then a Little Girl eager for change journeys to find Old Turtle, seeking the precious piece of wisdom that will mend the people's broken truth, making it -- and them -- whole once again.Douglas Wood's stirring and eloquent fable, soulfully illustrated in luminous watercolor by Jon J Muth, offers readers of all ages inspiration, hope, and a healing vision of peace.

Author: Douglas Wood
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: 09/01/2003
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 10.00h x 9.30w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780439321099
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.5
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 73394 / Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Award: Nautilus Award - Finalist
Award: Book Sense Book of the Year Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
BookPage 10/01/2003 pg. 30
Publishers Weekly 10/27/2003 pg. 68
Booklist 11/15/2003 pg. 604
School Library Journal 12/01/2003 pg. 162
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2003 pg. 69 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2004 pg. 69 - Below Average, With Minor Flaw

About the Author

Jon J Muth is beloved all over the world for his seven books featuring Stillwater the Panda, whose love and balanced approach to life always serve to make the world a better place for his young friends. Muth's many enchanting picture books include his Caldecott Honor Book Zen Shorts, Addy's Cup of Sugar, Stone Soup, and The Three Questions, which the New York Times Book Review called quietly life-changing. His books have been translated into more than 15 languages and are cherished by readers of all ages. Muth draws inspiration from his life-long interest in Asian Studies, including tai chi chuan, sumi ink drawing and chado, the way of tea.

Muth is also renowned in the world of graphic novels. He won an Eisner Award for his paintings in the graphic novel, The Mystery Play by Grant Morrison. He's partnered with Neil Gaiman on The Sandman: The Wake, Walter and Louise Simonson, and Kent Williams on Havoc & Wolverine: Meltdown, J. M. DeMatteis on Moonshadow and Silver Surfer, and with Stanislaw Lem on The Seventh Voyage which was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Adaptation in Another Medium. He lives in New York State with his wife and their four children.


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.
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