Grandad's Prayers of the Earthby Douglas Wood, P.J. Lynch
Because Grandad has explained how all things in the natural world pray and make a gift to the beauty of life, his grandson is comforted when Grandad dies. Award-winning author and artist team up for a gentle and tender story about a wonderful friendship. Warm, colorful illustrations.
- Candlewick Press
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1 ED
- Product dimensions:
- 10.12(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.42(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 9 Years
Meet the Author
Douglas Wood is the author of numerous books for adults and children, including the highly acclaimed and bestselling OLD TURTLE, which won the ABBY Award for 1993 and was named IRA Book of the Year. Of GRANDAD'S PRAYERS OF THE EARTH, he says, "I feel I've been getting ready to write this book all my life, for it is about my wise and gentle hero, my Grandad. It's a prayer and a thankyou, a walk in the woods and a remembering smile; and it is for anyone who has ever had a woods to walk, a prayer to whisper, a hero to love." Douglas Wood lives with his family in a log cabin on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minnesota. This is his first book for Candlewick Press.
P.J. Lynch is the renowned illustrator of many children's picture books and has twice been awarded both the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Christopher Medal.
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If I had to write a book that I wanted my grandson to read, it would be this book. This book was introduced to me by one of the members of our Wednesday bible study group. You don't have to be religious or Christian to enjoy this book. It's simply a human book written for humanity.
' Every person that I have shared this book with has then gone out and bought it themselves; either to keep or to give as a gift to someone the story reminded them of. My parents and sister both requested their own copies, and I bought one for my infant nephew with an inscription encouraging him to carry the story in his heart so that he too will one day hear the prayers of the earth. This children's book is destined to be a classic. Ironically, it will probably be most meaningful and poignant to the adults making the purchase. I would not alter one word of the text, and the illustrations are equally exemplary and evocative. Rarely do an author and an illustrator achieve such symmetry in their work. This book has quickly become my family's favorite...highly recommended.