"An inspiring modern classic." - Booklist Starred Review
"The combination of her polished poetic text and Ms. Dalton's glorious illustrations reach a sublime height." - New York Journal of Books
"Gorgeous" - School Library Journal Starred Review
Katherine Paterson is a two-time Newbery Medal winner, a two-time National Book Award winner, and the 2010-11 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She lives in Barre, Vermont.
Pamela Dalton is a master of scherenschnitte, the art of papercutting. Her artwork has enthralled collectors worldwide for more than two decades. She lives in Ghent, New York, where her home and studio overlook a biodynamic farm and a school community. This is her first book.
I didn't like this quite as much as the Nativity story by the same illustrator. For me, the illustrations were a bit too busy and not as varied as in the other book.Published 1 month ago by Mama Jo
It is a beautiful interpretation of the Canticle of the Sun. The illustrations are lovely and will be especially attractive to children, although the prayer itself is as... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pat Klemm
The translation is poetic and prayerful. The cut-paper illustrations are outstanding.Published 4 months ago by Julia M. Head
I buy this book for all of my friends who become first time mothers. The poem is timeless and the illustrations are magnificent.Published 5 months ago by Sarah Richcreek
Goregous paper-cut illustrations and a really wonderful adaptation of St Francis' hymn of praise. I love that the text and pictures use the tangible world (the sun, moon, wind,... Read morePublished 5 months ago by G & L
Amazing illustration of this book with just stunning papercut pieces by Pamela Dalton make up for the kind of simple storyline. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gardening in Upstate NY
The illustrations are the part of this book that stick in my mind. They are wonderful. The color stands out so much better on the black background than if they had been done on... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Cate Jones