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Paddle Whispers

2004
Author:

Douglas Wood
Illustrations by Douglas Wood

Paddle Whispers

Through poetic text and drawings, woven gracefully with quotes by John Muir, Walking Buffalo, Sigurd F. Olson, Henry David Thoreau, and others, Douglas Wood traces a journey by paddle and canoe that renews the spirit.

Through poetic text and drawings, woven gracefully with quotes by John Muir, Walking Buffalo, Sigurd F. Olson, Henry David Thoreau, and others, Douglas Wood traces a journey by paddle and canoe that renews the spirit.

Douglas Wood has caught Sigurd Olson’s fire.

Les Blacklock, wildlife artist and author

And so begins a journey—not only an exploration of rapids, lakes, and forests, but also an inner journey of discovery. Through poetic text and drawings, woven gracefully with quotes by John Muir, Walking Buffalo, Sigurd F. Olson, Henry David Thoreau, and others, Douglas Wood traces a journey by paddle and canoe that renews the spirit.

Paddle Whispers

Douglas Wood is the author of the environmental fable, Old Turtle, winner of several national awards. Musician, artist, performer, poet, and wilderness guide, he has produced nine albums of environmentally focused EarthSongs and created the meditation series Wilderness Daydreams. Douglas and his wife, Kathy, live with their two sons near the Mississippi River in Sartell, Minnesota.

Paddle Whispers

Douglas Wood has caught Sigurd Olson’s fire.

Les Blacklock, wildlife artist and author

Paddle Whispers is a remarkable book, beautifully describing the inner journey to joy and meaning in nature, and in oneself. I heartily recommend this inspirational guide to a deeper experience of the natural world.

Joseph Cornell, author, Sharing Nature With Children

The ‘North Woods’ is the setting for Wood’s book that takes us to a land of pines and loons, portages and islands, canoes and paddles and the journey of self-discovery. Intersperced with poetic quotes and some fine illustrations, the book is a guide to the meaning of the ‘North Woods’ and the journey of self-discovery.

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Paddle Whispers is a remarkable book, beautifully describing the inner journey to joy and meaning in nature, and in oneself. I heartily recommend this inspirational guide to a deeper experience of the natural world.

Joseph Cornell, author, Sharing Nature With Children