Douglas Wood (naturalist)
Douglas Wood is an American children's author, author, singer, song writer, speaker, and musician. One of Wood's children's books, Old Turtle and the Broken Truth, won one of the 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Awards.
Douglas Wood is an American writer of many books for children and adults, with over two and one half million copies in print. Old Turtle and Grandad's Prayers of the Earth are among his best known works. Among Wood's honors and awards are the Christopher Medal, American Booksellers Book of the Year, International Reading Association Book of the Year, and Parent's Choice Award. His book, Miss Little's Gift, was recognized as a Notable Book by the Smithsonian Institution. Much of Douglas Wood's thematic material comes from a lifelong interest in the outdoors, particularly the relationship between the human spirit and the natural world. In 2011 Douglas Wood narrated the symphonic setting of Old Turtle at the Lincoln Center.
In addition to his work as an author, Douglas Wood is also a musician, who composes and performs music for 12 string guitar, banjo, mandolin, and keyboards. He often performs with his band, WildSpirit. As with his books, much of his music is inspired by the world of nature.
- Old Turtle (1992)
- Rabbit and the Moon (1998)
- Franklin and Winston: A Christmas That Changed the World (2011) (Illustrated by Barry Moser)
- douglaswood.com official website
- Children's Literature Network[permanent dead link] biography and complete booklist