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Publisher Comments:

andlt;B andgt;This lavish and lyrical picture book based on the Tao Te Ching ponders the eternal question: How can we bring peace to the world?andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;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, youand#8217;ll find something else to noticeand#8212;such as the visual storylines that subtly play out across the pages.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Poetic and soothing, andlt;I andgt;Peace andlt;/Iandgt;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.

Review:

"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'). Watercolor-and-colored-pencil spreads, divided into smaller panels, show miniatures of the world's children with quotations from figures like Mother Theresa running decoratively through and around them: 'Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.' A child sits next to a donkey underneath a crescent moon; an Asian child and a white-bearded grandfather look at a computer together. Children demonstrate with placards ('Girls can be scientists, too!'), help each other with homework, and bend over buckets, doing chores. Many spreads show animals and plants alongside humans: it's clear that for Halperin, peace can come only when humans live in balance with the Earth. Although some of the quotations will be beyond the comprehension of younger readers ('Slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures'), the main text is simple enough that repeated readings may have children reciting along. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Trident Media Group. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Wendy Anderson Halperin is a lifelong lover of dollhouses and is the acclaimed illustrator of many books for children. Her works include Homeplace, Love Is..., Let's Go Home, and the Peterkins' series. She resides with her family in Interlochen, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780689825521
Author:
Halperin, Wendy Anderson
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Author:
Nash, Scott
Author:
TK (Children's)
Author:
Tk, (Children's)
Author:
T/K
Author:
Godwin, Parke
Author:
Tk
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B221
Publication Date:
February 2010
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c jkt (no scl fx)+int. (reflective)
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
4-8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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'). Watercolor-and-colored-pencil spreads, divided into smaller panels, show miniatures of the world's children with quotations from figures like Mother Theresa running decoratively through and around them: 'Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.' A child sits next to a donkey underneath a crescent moon; an Asian child and a white-bearded grandfather look at a computer together. Children demonstrate with placards ('Girls can be scientists, too!'), help each other with homework, and bend over buckets, doing chores. Many spreads show animals and plants alongside humans: it's clear that for Halperin, peace can come only when humans live in balance with the Earth. Although some of the quotations will be beyond the comprehension of younger readers ('Slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures'), the main text is simple enough that repeated readings may have children reciting along. Ages 4 — 8. Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Trident Media Group. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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