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Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

Old Turtle and the Broken Truth

by Douglas Wood Illustrated by Jon J Muth

In this profoundly moving fable, the earth & all its creatures are suffering, for the people will not share their Truth, which gives them happiness & power, with those who are different from them. Then one brave Little Girl seeks the wisdom of the ancient Old Turtle, who sees that the people's Truth is not a whole truth, but broken. Old Turtle shows the girl the missing part of the Truth, & the Little Girl returns with it to her people. Then the pieces are brought together, and the broken Truth is made whole at last: YOU ARE LOVED...AND SO ARE THEY. Then the people & the earth are healed.

5, 6, 7, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Guided Reading
Number of Pages
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Douglas Wood Author, artist, musician, naturalist, and wilderness guide Douglas Wood has over one million copies of his books in print. His children's books Old Turtle and Grandad's Prayer of the Earth have become classics and his more recent What Dads Can't Do is a New York Times Best-Seller.
Jon J Muth Children's author and illustrator Jon J Muth studied painting, drawing, and printmaking and later visited Japan to learn about stone sculpture and sho (brush calligraphy). His "Zen Shorts" came from wondering, "What would it be like to live down the street from a Zen master... who happened to be a Giant Panda?"

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