SHAKER HEARTS by Ann Turner

SHAKER HEARTS

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Age Range: 7 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The Shaker motto ``Hands to work, hearts to God'' is depicted in twelve four-line verses and seventeen acrylic paintings as elegant and serene as the buildings and artifacts they show, from Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts. Readers see ``brothers and sisters'' at work in field and barn, kitchen, garden, and workshop, and dancing in their worship. An introductory note gives a brief history of the Shakers, and endnotes tell a bit more about their activities. Turner (Elfsong, 1995, etc.) and Minor have created a beautifully designed addition to the sparse literature for young people about this remarkable sect, and a very different look at the Shakers from that provided by Raymond Bial's photo-essay, Shaker Home (1994), or Mary Lyn Ray's Shaker Boy (1994), which focuses on this group's music and mysticism. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7+)

Pub Date: Jan. 30th, 1997
ISBN: 0-06-025369-X
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1996




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