FROM A DISTANCE by Julie Gold

FROM A DISTANCE

Age Range: 7 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A song made famous by a host of singers has become a picture book that well suits the lyric’s eloquent plea for universal peace and understanding. Based on a utopian vision of what the world could and should be like, the intricate folk-art drawings show the earth, first from a great distance, then increasingly closer and more intimately. As the text shifts from describing scenes of harmony and plenty to more ominous images of war and want, the illustrations depict troubled faces in the windows of homes and military activity in the background. The spare text and powerful images work in accord to provide educators and parents with a book that can be used to stimulate discussion of many different issues. (Picture book. 7-10)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-525-45872-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1999