To Every Thing There Is A Season by Diane Dillon

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The famous verses from the Book of Ecclesiastes are accompanied by exquisite illustrations, each rendered in the style of a different world culture...An ecumenical, artistic, and cultural experience, rich in beauty and expansive in its appreciation of ethnic variety." - School Library Journal, starred review. "Readers will be awed by the breadth and depth of the artwork...[and] the seriousness and thought the Dillons have put into the book.... [A] book that can be examined and thought about by generations of young readers." - Booklist, starred review
 

About Diane Dillon

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During more than four decades of illustrating children's books, two-time Caldecott Medalists LEO and DIANE DILLON have received nearly every award and honor in this genre. Although they have illustrated scores of books written by others, this is the second book they have written themselves. The first, Rap a Tap Tap: Here's Bojangles Think of That! was published by The Blue Sky Press in 2002. They live in New York City.
 
Published October 1, 1998 by Blue Sky Press. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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The Dillons illustrate the familiar verses of Ecclesiastes in the King James version, one spread for every double-edged phrase, e.g., “a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” They have taken inspiration for these gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and ink paintings the great art of the world;

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The poetic words of the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes have been read, sung and whispered in countless books, songs and prayers.

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Spirituality & Practice

"A time to weep, and a time to laugh" is illustrated with paintings of times of drought and times of plenty in the style of sixteenth century Mughal manuscripts.

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