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Old Turtle Series
Authors: Douglas Wood, music by Joseph M. Martin, created by Douglas Wood
Illustrators: Cheng-Khee Chee, Jon J. Muth, Greg Ruth
Number of Books in Series: 3
Age Group: 5 years and up

Reading Level: AR Levels 3.8-4.5
GLE 2.9-3.2
DRA 20-24
Lexile® measure 580L-620L

Book 1 Summary: All of nature argues about the forms of God, so people are sent as a reminder of all that God is, although they do not seem to understand the message themselves.

Old Turtle Book List:

This series can be read in any order.

Book 1: Old Turtle
Ages 5 and up. January 1, 1992.
AR: 3.8 (0.5 Point, Quiz #9644);  GLE: 2.9
F&P/GRL: L;  DRA: 20
Lexile measure: AD580L

Book 2: Old Turtle and the Broken Truth
Ages 5 and up. January 1, 2003.
AR: 4.5 (0.5 Point, Quiz #73394);  GLE: 3.2
F&P/GRL: M;  DRA: 24
Lexile measure: 620L

Book 3: Old Turtle: Questions of the Heart
Ages 12 and up. March 28, 2017.

Companion Book: Song of Wisdom from Old Turtle
Ages 12 and up. June 1, 2000.

Book Sets: Sets of Up to 3 Books

List of Awards:

American Booksellers Book of the Year
International Reading Association Children's Book Award
ALA Best Book for Young Adults nominee
Chicago Book Clinic Book Show Honor Book - Juvenile
Pblishers Marketing Association Benjamin Franklin Award
Midwest Independent Publishers Association Best Children's Book
Minnesota Book Award Winner for Young Children

Other Websites for Additional Information:

Author Website for Douglas Wood


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