The Land of Great Turtles is a Cherokee origin story that introduces the reader to Cherokee beliefs and values and is written by Brad Wagnon, Cherokee and illustrated by Alex Stephenson. The Creator gave the Cherokee people a beautiful island with everything they could ever need. It came with only one rule: they must take care of the land and the animals living there. But what happens when the children decide to play with the turtles instead of taking care of their responsibilities? Written in both Cherokee and English, readers become familiar with the Cherokee syllabary and the Cherokee language.