All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander

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All Things Bright and Beautiful is one of the most beloved hymns ever written.

Cecil Frances Alexander's timeless ode to nature calls everyone to celebrate the wonders of life, great and small, seen and unseen. Now Bruce Whatley offers a fresh interpretation of this classic for the whole family to enjoy. Through his lush paintings, we join a little girl's country ramble and share her appreciation of the beauty around her: a flower, the wind, a mountain view, all gives her reasons to pause and praise, and inspire us to do the same.

Ages 2+

 

About Cecil Frances Alexander

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Cecil Frances Alexander was born in Ireland. She began writing poetry as a child and wrote nearly 400 hymns. She wrote All things Bright and Beautiful, one of her most popular, to help explain to children the opening words of the Apostles' Creed, a Christian statement of belief. The wife of an archbishop, she was known to be a generous woman who cared for the poor and opened a school for the deaf with her sister.
 
Published September 18, 2001 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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With creamy, photorealistic clarity, the artist portrays an overall-clad child visiting barn and orchard, pausing to admire a golden sky, coming home after her ramble with a basket of apples, an armful of cattails—and a story, or perhaps a poem, with which to regale her fond family before bedtime.

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Bright and beautiful watercolor illustrations and a large format with a thoughtful design combine to bring new life to the old words of this familiar hymn written in 1848.

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All things are indeed "bright and beautiful" in the serene, sharply detailed country scenes Whatley (Wait!

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On the following spread ("The ripe fruits in the garden/ He made them every one"), the left page returns to the same pond site in summer, the right page in fall, when the children harvest apples from the tree.

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that since this book is an illustrated version of a classic Irish hymn written by Cecil Alexander in the 1800s, it definitely has a religious tone.

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