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Making The World
The author of the bestselling book "Old Turtle" once again offers wisdom about how all aspects of nature, including people, work together to remake the world every day. Young readers see the world from the perspectives of several children: at the beach, lying under a baobab tree in North Africa, peering into a pond in a Japanese garden, hiking down a snow-capped mountain i ...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published September 11th 2008 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
(first published 1998)
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Nov 14, 2014 Laura Salas rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This beautiful, quiet contemplation of the things and animals that make our world reassures kids that they too have power to make/change the world. It's a free verse poem filled with wonderful images, like "Koi in the pond rise to the dimpling rain..." and "A mountaintop, glowing with the last fire of sunset, throws silver waterfalls down dark green slopes." It gets stronger and more gorgeous as the book goes along.
Composer, recording artist, wilderness guide, and self-taught naturalist-Douglas Wood is perhaps most widely known as the highly acclaimed author of OLD TURTLE, a 1993 ABBY Award winner and an International Reading Association Book of the Year. Author of several books for readers of all ages, Douglas says he is always seeking themes that are universally significant to both children and adults. His ...moreMore about Douglas Wood...