A WORLD OF PRAYERS by Jeremy Brooks

A WORLD OF PRAYERS

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Twenty-six short, Christian prayers from around the world arranged into thematic sections focus on morning, mealtime graces, nighttime and blessings. Brooks selected the poems and provides short comments on each section and an introductory page that includes the Lord’s Prayer in English and Chinese. The choices are short and appealing, including some that are humorous, as well as many that are touchingly simple and heartfelt. Many reflect diverse cultures, including Israel, India, several Asian and African countries and groups as well as Native Americans. Gomez reflects the global focus in striking illustrations incorporating multiethnic children and elements from cultures appropriate to each poem. She uses vibrant colors, lots of swirling motion and patterns in costumes and blankets that add greatly to the volume’s appeal. Her cover design incorporates feathered angel wings, Asian fabric patterns and the dove of peace against a subtle blue background showing the continents of the world. (Nonfiction. 4-8)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8028-5285-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Eerdmans
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1st, 2006




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