Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Katherine Paterson

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In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson re-imagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book offers a stunningly beautiful tribute to nature.
 

About Katherine Paterson

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Katherine Paterson was born in China, where she spent part of her childhood. After her education in China and the American South, she spent four years in Japan, the setting for her first three novels. Ms. Paterson has received numerous awards for her writing, including National Book Awards for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins, as well as Newbery Medals for Jacob Have I Loved and Bridge to Terabithia. Ms. Paterson lives with her husband in Vermont. They have four grown children.
 
Published April 29, 2011 by Chronicle Books LLC. 35 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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“For this life and the life to come, we sing our praise to you, / O Lord, the Father and Mother of all creation.” The song starts with Brother Sun and Sister Moon, Brother Air and Sister Water, and leads on to thanksgiving for Sister Earth and Brother Fire, through praise for those who can forgiv...

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As Paterson expresses thankfulness to God for various forces of creation ("We praise you for our Sister Earth, who declares your mother love for us"), debut artist Dalton offers delicately detailed, loosely symmetrical cut-paper tableaus, set against black backdrops and framed by birds' nests, wi...

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New York Journal of Books

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“In author Paterson’s prayer to ‘the Father and Mother of all creation,’ she offers readers a simple, beautiful gift worthy of its roots.”Katherine Paterson, acclaimed author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, has infused her version of St. Francis’s hymn of praise with the sa...

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Englewood Review of Books

This entry was posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm and is filed under *Excerpts*, VOLUME 4.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed In this prayer poem, known as the "Canticle of the Creatures," Saint Francis of Assisi reaches out to the natural world and identifies the sun, the moon, the wind, the water...

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