Written by Douglas Wood, Illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee
Along time ago, when everything on Earth could speak, there was a discussion. The discussion turned to an argument. It seemed that all things wanted to perceive God as being very much like themselves. Can you imagine what came of this?
If you guessed that it created a state of disharmony – you would be right. But, luckily, the wise Old Turtle stepped in and helped everyone understand how to find God in all things and restore peace.
But the story does not end there. Just as peace is restored, Old Turtle explains that another type of creature will come to live on the earth – humans. And they may have to learn the same lesson themselves. Will they get this important lesson right or struggle with the concept as the animals, plants, trees and rocks all did?
This gentle parable, beautifully illustrated with watercolors by Cheng-Khee Chee, is a moving story for kids and adults alike. And since it is so cleverly written, it can be read and appreciated by people of any religion as a way to understand the “allness” and the “oneness” of God.
Wood's celebrated, bestselling fable of ecology and spirituality, reissued in March 2007 with a beautiful new jacket design.
Long ago, the animals, rocks, waters, and trees of the earth began an argument about God. Is He a wind who is never still? Is He a rock that never moves? Is He high above or here among us?
Venerable Old Turtle quitely answered: God is all of these things.
In 1992, Old Turtle burst upon the publishing world as a uniquely satisfying fable about ecology, peace, and the interconnectedness of all beigns. Few books can match the understated, universal power of its hopeful message. The beautiful repackaging Scholastic is releasing in March 2007 makes it the perfect gift book.