Love Is...

Overview

What is Love?

For thousands of years, people the world over have answered this question by turning to Saint Paul the apostle and his words on love for the early followers of Christ. Now celebrated illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin lends her own artistic vision to Paul's immortal words and reasserts his message — that the love we express can best be seen in what we do and say — for generations to come.

Read More ...
See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$10.79
BN.com price
(Save 10%)$11.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (23) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $6.15   
  • Used (15) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

What is Love?

For thousands of years, people the world over have answered this question by turning to Saint Paul the apostle and his words on love for the early followers of Christ. Now celebrated illustrator Wendy Anderson Halperin lends her own artistic vision to Paul's immortal words and reasserts his message — that the love we express can best be seen in what we do and say — for generations to come.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From Barnes & Noble
Love bears all things. Love believes all things. Love hopes all things. Love endures all things. Love never ends...

What is love? Celebrated artist Wendy Anderson Halperin answers this age-old question by by complementing a well-known New Testament passage with her own intricate watercolor illustrations. The result is a dazzling, one-of-a-kind picture book where each glorious spread celebrates a trait upon which love is built. It's a book readers everywhere will adore!

From the Publisher
"The language of the text is achingly beautiful, and the illustrations bring the truth of its sentiment."

Friends Journal

Publishers Weekly
Halperin combines Paul's words (from I Corinthians 13) with an intricate mosaic of watercolor-and-pencil vignettes "to create a memorable, thoughtful picture book," wrote PW in a starred review. All ages. (Jan.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Adapting the apostle Paul's definitions of love in I Corinthians 13, Halperin (Hunting the White Cow) combines Paul's words with an intricate mosaic of watercolor-and-pencil vignettes to create a memorable, unusually thoughtful picture book. A simple line of text (e.g., "Love is... patient. Love is kind") runs across the bottom of each spread; above, Halperin's artwork appears in small, carefully arranged panels, akin to the pieces of a stained glass window. On each left-hand page, her panels depict people acting without love (ballplayers bicker; a pedestrian ignores a homeless man). The right-hand pages show the same people performing acts of kindness, touched by the joy love brings (a child stands at bat, a woman delivers meals-on-wheels). Other interpretations are more subtle. A panel on the spread illustrating "Love... does not insist on its own way" follows the metamorphosis of egg to caterpillar to butterfly; the spread for "Love... believes all things" is bordered by a row of crayons, pictures of seed packets, tools ranging from microscope to eggbeaters, and musical instruments. Some panels are reserved for continuing stories: as the pages progress, a house on the left becomes increasingly dilapidated, while on the right a sculptor transforms a block of marble into an enduring work of art (it's Michelangelo and his David). Those who pore over the pictures (and readers will want to) will find references to Aesop, Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs and more. With her thought-provoking, insightful visual examples, Halperin does an outstanding job of relating biblical text to contemporary, everyday life. All ages. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The text is adapted from I Corinthians 13:2 of the New Testament, basically with a line describing what love is on each two-page spread. For example, "Love...is patient. Love is kind," runs across the bottom of the pages, the left side of which shows scenes of impatience or unkindness, while the right shows the opposite. The pages are compartmentalized to house the myriad, finely wrought, naturalistic colored drawings. A sequence of eight small rectangles describes the life cycle of a butterfly. Twin arcs contrast arguing people with friendly ones. Other sections are scenes which evolve from page to page, each telling an individual story. Fairy and folk tale characters turn up in unexpected places. There are hours of intriguing searches waiting for readers as the artist offers choices for exemplifying the timeless, moralistic text. Halperin adds notes about her illustrations and her adaptation of that text. 2001, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, $16.00. Ages 4 up. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This freely translated version of I Corinthians 13:4-8 captures the meaning and spirit of the verses while simplifying the language to suit young children. The book has a large, busy, decorative format. The Bible quotation marches across the bottom of each double-page spread in capital letters: "Love-Is Patient. Love Is Kind" or "Love-Is Not Envious Or Boastful." Above the text, a series of appealing, sketchy, softly colored pencil-and-watercolor pictures illustrates each statement. The imaginative scenes, in a variety of sizes, feature multiethnic children and adults, and occasionally anthropomorphic animals. Characters on the left side are shown taking part in unloving incidents (behaving impatiently, boastfully, snobbishly, selfishly, destructively, and so on), while on the right, the same figures approach similar incidents with loving and caring behavior (being kind, generous, forbearing, truthful, etc.). The settings reflect various places and times in history. They are filled with interesting details to challenge young readers to discover all of the examples of right and wrong and then to apply the knowledge to their own lives. By no means limited to religious education, these precepts are universally valid.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689866753
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 12/23/2003
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 781,033
  • Age range: 3 months - 8 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.88 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Wendy Anderson Halperin is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including Let’s Go Home by Cynthia Rylant, Soft House by Jane Yolen, and Turn, Turn, Turn! by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)