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Author, illustrator, musician, naturalist, wilderness guide, “Minnesota’s renaissance man”… this is Douglas Wood. Doug is the creator of  classic children’s books like Old Turtle and A Quiet Place. He publishes critically acclaimed adult titles like Deep Woods, Wild Waters and Paddle Whispers. He visits countless schools, motivating students and teachers alike with his story of going from the “worst reader in the class” who struggled with ADHD and dyslexia, to becoming an international best selling author. And in programs for churches, libraries, nature centers, and civic organizations, Doug communicates through words and music the inspiration to be found in nature—not as a place to visit, but a place to call home.
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Learn what makes Americans great, from sea to shining sea, in this patriotic and diverse picture book by New York Times bestselling author Douglas Wood.

What makes Americans great?

Americans are different from one another in many ways. And despite these differences, Americans share certain ways of doing and being that hold us all together. From the Fourth of July to the Bill of Rights, Douglas Wood and Elizabeth Sayles share the story of what it is to be American.

Old Turtle

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Once, long long ago . . .yet somehow, not so very long…when all the animals and rocks and winds and waters and trees and birds and fish and all the beings of the world could speak…and understand one another…There began…AN ARGUMENT

Old Turtle is a literary classic