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A child's book of prayers and blessings : from faiths and cultures around the world
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9781416995500
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1st ed.
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Summary:
"From cultures and countries near and far, this collection of more than twenty poems and prayers selected especially to share with children affirms the wonder and beauty of all things great and small in our world. Whether it be the flowers in spring, the wind and the rain, the wide sunset sky or friends and family who we hold dear, there are many reasons to give thanks for the world we live in"--Simon and Schuster Publisher.
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From the coauthor of Salt in His Shoes Deloris Jordan comes a comforting book of prayers collected from faiths and cultures all over the world.

From cultures and countries near and far, this collection of more than twenty poems and prayers selected especially to share with children affirms the wonder and beauty of all things great and small in our world. Whether it be the flowers in spring, the wind and the rain, the wide sunset sky or friends and family who we hold dear, there are many reasons to give thanks for the world we live in.


Author Notes

Deloris Jordan is Michael Jordan's mother and the coauthor of Salt in His Shoes, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, which Booklist called "inspirational;" Did I Tell You I Love You Today? , illustrated by Shane W. Evans, which was called "a tender read-aloud" by Kirkus Reviews ; and Dream Big . She is also the author of Family First: Winning the Parenting Game , a book highlighting the seven principles of parenting. Through her work with the James Jordan Foundation in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mrs. Jordan is widely regarded as an advocate for children and families. The mother of five children and the grandmother of eleven, Mrs. Jordan lives in Chicago.

Shadra Strickland studied, design, writing, and illustration at Syracuse University and later went on to complete her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She won the Ezra Jack Keats Award and the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent in 2009 for her work in her first picture book, Bird , written by Zetta Elliott. Strickland co-illustrated Our Children Can Soar , winner of a 2010 NAACP Image Award. She teaches illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit her online at ShadraStrickland.com.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Jordan presents an interfaith compilation of poems, prayers, and songs that includes familiar offerings such as "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" and "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore," as well as Tibetan Buddhist and Old Testament blessings, an Islamic prayer, and a Navajo song. Many of the 20+ entries are of unknown origin, and an afterword provides a handful of details about them. Colored in a creamy, restful palette, Strickland's linoleum prints are loosely structured over an unfolding day, featuring children around the world heading into church, clasping hands while singing, and enjoying moments of quiet solitude. It's an eclectic and varied look at the way communities and cultures express praise, gratitude, and blessing. Ages 4-8. Illustrator's agent: Lori Nowicki, Painted Words. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Pink and orange sunbeams surround a diverse group of children on the cover of this lovely book, welcoming youngsters to Jordan's kid-friendly collection of 21 prayers. Many will already be familiar to young listeners (Here's the Church and Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep); several are rooted in African American traditions (Kumbaya and Michael, Row the Boat Ashore); and a few exemplify non-Christian ideologies (Ancient Tibetan Buddhist Blessing and Navajo Song). Most are short and rhymed, and several are song lyrics. Strickland's hand-printed linoleum block artwork features a multiethnic cast of children involved in a variety of pursuits. Most spreads are set outdoors (with earth tones, reds, and orange hues predominating), and several are frame-worthy, especially the depiction of hands emerging from an ocean to embrace land, trees, animals, a child, rainbows, and the sun, representing He's Got the Whole World in His Hands. Appended with a note about the authors and sources of these prayers (most are available in public domain), this should make a good addition to the young family prayer shelf.--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2017 Booklist