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Circle of Days

Circle of Days

by Reeve Lindbergh, Cathie Felstead
     
 

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Inspirational and gloriously illustrated, THE CIRCLE OF DAYS honors the beauty of the natural world. (ages 5-12)

In 1225, Saint Francis of Assisi wrote the Canticle of the Sun, a moving hymn of praise for all creation that has been adapted to poetry and song for centuries. Reeve Lindbergh evokes its gentle power once again with THE CIRCLE OF DAYS, quietly

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Inspirational and gloriously illustrated, THE CIRCLE OF DAYS honors the beauty of the natural world. (ages 5-12)

In 1225, Saint Francis of Assisi wrote the Canticle of the Sun, a moving hymn of praise for all creation that has been adapted to poetry and song for centuries. Reeve Lindbergh evokes its gentle power once again with THE CIRCLE OF DAYS, quietly blending her words with those of Saint Francis to honor the elements, the animals, the heavens, and the very breath of life. With marvelous, jewel-toned paintings by Cathie Felstead echoing the childlike reverence of the poem, THE CIRCLE OF DAYS reminds children and adults alike to pause, to wonder at, and to give thanks for the beauty of our world.

Now in paperback, this accessible edition features a beautiful new cover.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
This retelling of a portion of the Canticle of the Sun by St. Francis of Assisi, known for his love of nature, is so beautifully illustrated with mixed media it seems to bring the text alive. The text itself is so meaningful in this time of concern for our natural world, that it seems as though it was written yesterday. Regardless of your spiritual persuasion, the beauty of the words and pictures will move you.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3The Canticle of the Sun, a prayer composed by Francis of Assisi, has been translated and adapted many times since 1225. Lindbergh's version uses a conventional metrical form, but the short tetrameter line sometimes dictates odd phrasing, and too often the accents shift as lines randomly alternate between trochaic and iambic: "Praise for radiant brother sun/Who makes the hours around us run." These verses have a poverty not attributable to the saint of the poor. The pictures, on the other hand, are rich in color, simple in form, yet full of interest. Collage accents add dimension to the flat planes painted in clear primary colors. Compositions are formal, but varied page layout and viewpoints add to the liveliness of the pages. This is a book for the eye, if not the ear.Patricia Lothrop-Green, St. George's School, Newport, RI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763613815
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh and poet Anne Morrow Lindbergh, says, "I have always loved the simple, strong voice of Saint Francis of Assisi giving thanks for life itself and celebrating everything in existence."

Cathie Felstead was eager to illustrate THE CIRCLE OF DAYS because, she says, "Saint Francis took pleasure in the world with a childlike directness. He is the kind of saint whose words reach out to everyone"

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