SONG OF CREATION by Paul Goble
Kirkus Star

SONG OF CREATION

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Age Range: 3 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

Caldecott Medalist Goble has created a stunning prayer of praise with his interpretation of the Benedicite from The Book of Common Prayer. The calming, repetitive text follows the same pattern throughout the work, naming all the forces of nature and many of the creatures and plants of the earth, with the same repeating refrain. (“O you stars of heaven, bless you the Lord: praise him, and magnify him forever.”) This same prayer is repeated within many illustrations in smaller type for individual creatures. Goble’s instantly recognizable illustration style is at its best, from the herd of charging wild horses on the cover to the snowy mountain on the final page. Several breathtaking spreads show an entire environment: a sky full of birds, an underwater scene with different species of fish, the Great Plains filled with hundreds of buffalo. Notes at the front of the volume indicate the sources and offer a short commentary on the religious significance of the text. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-10)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-8028-5271-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Eerdmans
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2004




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