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Publisher Comments:

In this evocative collection of poems illustrated by beautiful handmade quilts, Anna Grossnickle Hines explores peace in all its various and sometimes surprising forms: from peace at home to peace on a worldwide scale to peace within oneself.  Pondering the meaning of peace and its fleeting nature, this book compels each of us to discover and act upon peace ourselves.

Review:

"Hines pairs poems with images of her handmade quilts to reflect on the theme of peace. Several works focus on individual relationships: when two sisters fight, their mother makes them face each other at close range, which diffuses their anger into laughter ('It's hard to keep on fighting/ when you're touching nose to nose'). Poems like 'Soldier Daddy' are socially resonant: 'Daddy?/ Are you not listening again?/ Are you still sad from the war?' Often Hines needs just a few words to convey oceans of meaning: 'Peace Is/ when all/ of them/ are us.' The beauty and painstaking detail evident in each quilt brings the book's vision a stitch closer. Ages 4 — 8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Anna Grossnickle Hines has written and illustrated many highly acclaimed books for children, including 1, 2, 3 Buckle My Shoe; Winter Lights: A Season in Poems and Quilts; and Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts. She lives with her family in Gualala, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805089967
Author:
Hines, Anna Grossnickle
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Subject:
Peace
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Activity Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Philosophy
Edition Description:
Picture Book Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color artwork throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.00 x 9.50 in
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Hines pairs poems with images of her handmade quilts to reflect on the theme of peace. Several works focus on individual relationships: when two sisters fight, their mother makes them face each other at close range, which diffuses their anger into laughter ('It's hard to keep on fighting/ when you're touching nose to nose'). Poems like 'Soldier Daddy' are socially resonant: 'Daddy?/ Are you not listening again?/ Are you still sad from the war?' Often Hines needs just a few words to convey oceans of meaning: 'Peace Is/ when all/ of them/ are us.' The beauty and painstaking detail evident in each quilt brings the book's vision a stitch closer. Ages 4 — 8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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