TO EVERY THING THERE IS A SEASON by Leo Dillon

TO EVERY THING THERE IS A SEASON

Verses from Ecclesiastes
Age Range: 9 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Dillons illustrate the familiar verses of Ecclesiastes in the King James version, one spread for every double-edged phrase, e.g., “a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” They have taken inspiration for these gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and ink paintings the great art of the world; the opening image is based on the Book of Kells; among other styles used are Japanese ukiyo-e, Greek red-and-black pottery, kiva painting, medieval woodcuts, Russian icons, and Thai shadow plays. Every one is executed with meticulous precision and great feeling; all are annotated at the end. This is a gift book in the best sense, to be read often; if children don’t respond immediately to its overall formality, they will surely find pages to pore over herein. (Picture book. 9+)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-590-47887-7
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Blue Sky/Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 1998




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