Authors & Illustrators

Douglas Wood

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 first book for Candlewick Press, "Grandad's Prayers of the Earth"-winner of the Christopher Medal for "affirming the highest value of the human spirit"-quietly explores the theme of grief and healing while celebrating a human connection to the natural world and the enduring spirit of love. Douglas Wood kept in mind someone very special to his own life when writing "Grandad's Prayers of the Earth". "I feel I've been getting ready to write this book all my life, for it is about my wise and gentle hero, my Grandad. It's a prayer and a thank you, a walk in the woods, and a remembering smile; and it is for anyone who has ever had a woods to walk, a prayer to whisper, a hero to love." Douglas Wood lives with his family in a log cabin on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minnesota.

Books written by Douglas Wood

  • Franklin and Winston

    By Douglas Wood
    Illustrated by Barry Moser

    Hardback, AUS $29.99, NZ $32.99
    A compelling look at two leaders who held the world's fate in their hands — and the holiday visit that sealed a friendship and steered the course of World War II.

  • Miss Little's Gift

    By Douglas Wood
    Illustrated by Jim Burke

    Paperback, AUS $12.99, NZ $14.99
    “This tribute to the author’s second-grade teacher will resonate with those who struggle with reading.” — Publishers Weekly

  • No One But You

    By Douglas Wood
    Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

    Hardback, AUS $29.99, NZ $32.99
    The creators of Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth return with a look at how each person’s experiences in the world are gloriously unique.

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