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MUSIC FROM OUR LORD’S HOLY HEAVEN by Gloria Jean Pinkney

MUSIC FROM OUR LORD’S HOLY HEAVEN

By Gloria Jean Pinkney (Author) , Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 10

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-06-000768-0
Publisher: Amistad/HarperCollins

The talented Pinkney family collaborated in the creation of this inspirational collection of traditional Christian hymns and related psalms. Gloria Jean Pinkney selected the texts and recorded a CD of the hymns (included with the volume). Some of the musical selections are African-American spirituals such as “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho” and “Go Down, Moses,” while others are traditional Sunday school songs with an old-fashioned flavor. The illustrations include striking watercolors of African-American angels by Jerry Pinkney, vibrant paintings by Brian Pinkney, and photographs of children singing and worshipping by Miles C. Pinkney. Additional materials include a short introduction for adults by Troy Pinkney-Ragsdale and a biographical essay with family photographs by Gloria Jean Pinkney about the significance of music and religion in her life. (Nonfiction. 4-10)