Peace by Wendy Anderson Halperin

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This lavish and lyrical picture book based on the Tao Te Ching ponders the eternal question: How can we bring peace to the world? Includes audio!

Radiating tenderness and reflecting the influence of eastern philosophies, a compilation of exquisite illustrations and wisely chosen words reveals the heart of where peace truly must originate: within ourselves. The beautifully intricate artwork, with tiny, precisely rendered details of life across the globe, complements the spare and powerful text that includes quotations from famous peacemakers. And with each reading, you’ll find something else to notice—such as the visual storylines that subtly play out across the pages.

Poetic and soothing, this eBook edition of Peace includes audio accompaniment and is a masterful exploration of the true path to world peace and serves as a perfect springboard to discussions about bullying, conflict resolution, and right actions.

About Wendy Anderson Halperin

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Wendy Anderson Halperin is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including Let’s Go Home by Cynthia Rylant, Soft House by Jane Yolen, and Turn, Turn, Turn! by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.
Published January 29, 2013 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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But when the structure switches and works its way from the microcosm back out (“There will be peace in our cities / when there is peace in our nations”), readers can find resolutions to all the problems of the previous pages.

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Halperin (Planting the Wild Garden) combines spreads that evoke stained glass with simple, aphoristic statements about how peace grows ("When there is peace in our hearts, there will be peace in our homes").

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Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” Wendy Anderson Halperin has gathered quite a wonderful collection of these inspiring quotes and partnered them with gentle, pastel drawings created by her and by school children from schools in Michigan, Ohio, and ...

Feb 07 2013 | Read Full Review of Peace

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“How can we bring peace to the world?” In her new picture book, Peace, artist Wendy Anderson Halperin ponders this question posed in the classical Chinese text Tao Te Ching.

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