On Morning Wings

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A favorite psalm becomes wonderfully accessible to children in this comforting new book from a Caldecott Honor artist and the editor of IN EVERY TINY GRAIN OF SAND.

When I am lonely you are near,
When I am angry, you stay here.
High in heaven bright, you greet me,
Down in darkness, too, you meet me.

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Overview

A favorite psalm becomes wonderfully accessible to children in this comforting new book from a Caldecott Honor artist and the editor of IN EVERY TINY GRAIN OF SAND.

When I am lonely you are near,
When I am angry, you stay here.
High in heaven bright, you greet me,
Down in darkness, too, you meet me.

The bright morning light greets four children as they step into a day of joyful activity: climbing a tree, swimming through clear water, toasting marshmallows at twilight. And when they feel lost or lonely, friends are never very far away.

In this gentle adaptation of Psalm 139, Reeve Lindbergh and Holly Meade create a prayer of abiding love and hope - and a sun-dappled world where comfort is around every corner, and no one is truly alone.

Retells, in simple words, a psalm of God's knowledge of and love for each of us.

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Publishers Weekly
Often breathtaking watercolor-and-collage illustrations by Holly Meade illuminate On Morning Wings by Reeve Lindbergh, a verse adaptation of Psalm 139 that previously appeared in Lindbergh's In Every Tiny Grain of Sand: A Child's Book of Prayers and Praise (2000). Meade's visual story line shows four children spending an idyllic summer day together outdoors. The striking use of light, reflected in water or filtered by a campfire, conveys the natural reverence of the text with seeming spontaneity. (Sept.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
With On Morning Wings, Reeve Lindbergh pens a lilting adaptation of Psalm 139, perfect for an Easter or Passover gift. The poem-prayer promises unconditional love and hope in language a child can understand: "When I'm lonely, you are near, /When I'm angry, you stay here. /High as heaven bright, you greet me, /Down in darkness, too, you meet me." Comforting without being sentimental, the book is further enlivened by Holly Meade's watercolor collages, which portray children at play in the natural world. The illustrations come full circle, following a group of children from morning to night as they run, skip, swim and explore. 2002, Candlewick,
— Mary Quattlebaum
School Library Journal
PreS-This adaptation of Psalm 139 is well matched to the simple, greeting-cardlike, watercolor illustrations that show children with no individuality or personality carrying out various activities in a summer landscape characterized by large expanses of featureless, flat color. The language of the psalm has been completely changed; "Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways" is paraphrased by the jog-trot jingling of "When I rise, and when I rest,/You will always know me best." The result may be useful in Sunday school, but it loses more than just a little in the translation. And when "For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether" is changed to "And if I don't know how to pray,/You understand me, anyway," readers may be forgiven for putting this aside, and searching for a paraphrased version that retains at least some of the beauty and majesty of the original.-Marian Drabkin, formerly at Richmond Public Library, CA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Lindbergh first recast Psalm 139 in simple, rhymed couplets in her anthology In Every Tiny Grain of Sand (2000). Here, Caldecott Honor Medalist Meade (Hush, 1996) expands the verse with watercolor and collage using geometric forms and color both matte and translucent to create satisfying, accessible images. In the frontispiece, a little girl peers down from her top bunk to see if her little brother, snuggled with his bear, is awake yet. The siblings (and the bear) proceed on a sunlit day to frolic with two friends, one a dark-skinned boy, the other a café-au-lait girl. They climb trees, build sandcastles, play in and by the lake, toast marshmallows, and at last turn in for the night, flashlight at the ready, in a tent outside. The text begins, "Lord, you look at me and know me, / Every step I take, you show me." It continues through the sense of the psalm, "When I'm lonely, you are near, / When I'm angry, you stay here. / High as heaven bright, you greet me, / Down in darkness, too, you meet me." The Divine as an all-caring presence is underscored in the structure of the pictures: no adults appear, but the activities, like boating and building a campfire, imply adult action in loving support and unobtrusive care. There is a certain heaviness to the beat of the couplet format, but that is mitigated somewhat by pictorial clarity and sincere reverence. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763611064
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Reeve Lindbergh
Reeve Lindbergh, the daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh and poet Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is the editor of numerous books for children, including IN EVERY TINY GRAIN OF SAND, and the author of THE CIRCLE OF DAYS, as well as several books for adult readers. She says of ON MORNING WINGS, "Psalm 139 was one of my parents' favorites, and as I read it over and over again I realized that it conveys the sense that we’re all held in the embrace of God and the universe. I wanted to emphasize the universality of the spirit in this book."

Holly Meade is the author and illustrator of A PLACE TO SLEEP, and has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including HUSH! A THAI LULLABY by Minfong Ho, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. In order to capture the spirit of this adaptation of Psalm 139, Holly Meade drew on the sense of wonder she felt as a child when in the presence of something bigger and grander than herself.

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