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Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Katherine…

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

by Katherine Paterson

Other authors: Pamela Dalton (Illustrator)

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Paterson adapts St. Francis' hymm to nature for young readers. The illustrations are lush, warm and very child-friendly, with plenty of little scenes for kids to pore over. This would be ideal for themes of Earth Day, Thanksgiving and environmentalism. ( )
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
Summary: The characters in the book display their thankfulness to God for the sun, stars, moon, wind, and "every kind of weather." Throughout the book the characters display their thankfulness all other aspects that are related to the weather and the outdoor conditions.

Evaluation/Argument: This book was very different than ones I am use to reading. You do not see writing like this in today's society. There is less praise and thanksgiving to God. The characters in the story are illustrated in a way that other generations dressed and are shown behaving like they did years ago. For example, the women are shown wearing bonnets on their heads and holding buckets of water back to their homes. This dress and behavior is not typical of society today. I did not really like this book, but that may be because of its old-fashioned nature.
The central message of the story is to be thankful for the weather conditions that you have been given. We should be thankful everyday that God has blessed you with the conditions he did and that you are able to continue to provide a living. ( )
  mwade4 | Dec 1, 2014 |
What an incredible book, written by two-time Newbery Medal winner for The Bridge over Terabithia and Jacob I Have Loved. Based on St. Francis of Assissi's Canticle of the Creatures, this is a book of purpose, of nature, and of the intertwining of the beauty when nature inspires us and calls us to travel to a different level of consciousness.

The beautiful illustrations are created by the Germanic art of paper cutting into patterns. The Scherenschnitte images are a feast for the eyes. ( )
  Whisper1 | Jan 8, 2014 |
Absolute stand-out translation by Paterson. And having seen these Scherenschnitte images, I can't imagine this book illustrated in any other way. The sheer amount of detail in them, and the utter care that went into their making, echoes the feeling of gratefulness for all of life that is in the prayer: Our world is worth this attention. ( )
  MelissaZD | Dec 31, 2013 |
I'd never heard of the Canticle of Creatures. The words are pretty, but the illustrations are especially nice! ( )
  dukefan86 | Dec 13, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811877345, Hardcover)

In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson re-imagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book offers a stunningly beautiful tribute to nature.

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Reimagines Francis of Assisi's 1224 prayer of praise in celebration of God's gifts throughout the universe.

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