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Let It Shine: Three Favorite Spirituals

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Awards

2008 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This little light of mine,
I'm gonna let it shine.
Let it shine,
let it shine,
let it shine.

With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The power of these beloved songs simply emanates through his joyous interpretations. Come, sing, and celebrate!

Review:

"Bryan (Beautiful Blackbird) again proves himself a maestro with scissors (depicted on the endpages) in a series of arresting, kaleidoscopic cut-construction-paper collages that interprets three beloved spirituals: 'This Little Light of Mine,' 'When the Saints Go Marching In' and 'He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.' Each page contains two lines of lyrics alongside images of nature or of children and adults with diverse skin tones frolicking harmoniously in settings both urban and pastoral. This wide spectrum of experiences suggests the songs' themes of utopian peace, tolerance and beauty. The hands appearing on the pages of 'He's Got the Whole World...' convey a sense of power, reassurance and awe that evoke the wonders of God. An author's note describes a bit of the origin and history of Negro spirituals. Musical notations for each song are included at book's end. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This little light of mine,

I'm gonna let it shine.

Let it shine,

let it shine,

let it shine.

With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The power of these beloved songs simply emanates through his joyous interpretations. Come, sing, and celebrate!

Synopsis:

With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Full color.

About the Author

Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he has been the recipient of the Coretta Scott Kingand#8212;Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; he has also been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer, a Coretta Scott King Award winner, and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine, where he can often be found with a cluster of children, all singing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689847325
ill.:
Bryan, Ashley,
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Illustrator:
Bryan, Ashley
Author:
Carey, Janet Lee
Author:
Bryan, Ashley
Location:
New York
Subject:
Music - Christian
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Hymns
Subject:
Hymns, English
Subject:
Spirituals
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Spirituals (songs)
Subject:
Children s Music-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
working paper 9788
Publication Date:
January 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt/int.
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-8

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Product details 40 pages Atheneum Books - English 9780689847325 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bryan (Beautiful Blackbird) again proves himself a maestro with scissors (depicted on the endpages) in a series of arresting, kaleidoscopic cut-construction-paper collages that interprets three beloved spirituals: 'This Little Light of Mine,' 'When the Saints Go Marching In' and 'He's Got the Whole World in His Hands.' Each page contains two lines of lyrics alongside images of nature or of children and adults with diverse skin tones frolicking harmoniously in settings both urban and pastoral. This wide spectrum of experiences suggests the songs' themes of utopian peace, tolerance and beauty. The hands appearing on the pages of 'He's Got the Whole World...' convey a sense of power, reassurance and awe that evoke the wonders of God. An author's note describes a bit of the origin and history of Negro spirituals. Musical notations for each song are included at book's end. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , This little light of mine,

I'm gonna let it shine.

Let it shine,

let it shine,

let it shine.

With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, Hans Christian Anderson Award nominee and two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner Ashley Bryan celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The power of these beloved songs simply emanates through his joyous interpretations. Come, sing, and celebrate!

"Synopsis" by , With a kaleidoscope of color and cut paper, a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner celebrates three favorite spirituals: "This Little Light of Mine," "Oh, When the Saints Go Marching In," and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." Full color.

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