The Lord Is My Shepherd

Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $3.22   
  • Used (8) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The inventive Anne Wilson (The Owl and the Pussycat, reviewed in Children's Forecasts, Mar. 10) brings her exuberant mixed-media collages to the Twenty-third Psalm in The Lord Is My Shepherd. Childlike in their direct and immediate appeal, the illustrations reflect sophisticated printmaking techniques. Tiny, multi-ethnic figures journey against abstract backgrounds harmoniously composed of vividly patterned shapes and swirls, capturing-and transmitting-a sense of the psalmist's unalloyed joy. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The familiar words of Psalm Twenty-three have long been a source of comfort. Just a phrase on each double page leaves ample room for contemplation. Wilson has chosen to set the text on pages dominated by abstract shapes, which a few times include barely recognizable objects. She attempts to evoke emotions through her design and choices of color and texture, using circular bands and sweeping curves upon which the brief bits of text are printed. A tiny cutout figure from the front end-papers is a sort of narrator who contributes human scale. On the back end-papers, many such figures join together, giving a universal world-wide sense of communion. 2003, Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Ages 4 to Adult.
— Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
Gr 2 Up-The memorable words of Psalm 23 have comforted many people in times of need. Here, this reassuring prayer is accompanied by collages composed of swirls of color and small figures of various ethnic groups. Beginning with "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want," each spread contains another succeeding line surrounded by eclectic, kaleidoscopic artwork intended to mirror the emotions evoked by the words. The artist's interpretation of the psalm is interesting and unusual. Created for a broad range of readers, this rendition of the Old Testament passage will most likely appeal to older audiences. Younger children may relate more easily to Psalm Twenty-Three (Eerdmans, 1997), illustrated by Tim Ladwig. However, Wilson's version will serve as a supplemental purchase for most collections.-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Wilson (Noah’s Ark, not reviewed, etc.) provides striking, paper-collage illustrations to accompany the familiar words of the Twenty-Third Psalm, using the traditional King James Version as the text. Each double-paged spread incorporates one sentence or phrase from the psalm, often with the text flowing through the illustration. The old-fashioned words stand in sharp contrast to the fresh palette of turquoise and citrus shades and the abstract patterns of the layered paper designs. A tiny cut-out figure in red shirt and white pants is featured in all the spreads, surrounded by the bold, graceful designs that relate symbolically to the text. "Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over," for example, shows a gigantic red wine goblet with the narrative figure adrift on its overflowing surface, with brilliantly colored streamers spilling out. This tiny single person set against the large expanses of bright colors serves well to illustrate the powerful strength of the famous phrases. Though the expressionistic style of the illustrations will not explain the meaning of the psalm to children unfamiliar with the text, this version will work well as an alternative treatment for those who already know the psalm and will also be of interest to older children (and adults) who can interpret the creative illustrations in their own way. (Nonfiction. 5-10)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802852502
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/15/2003
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 10.81 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Customer Reviews

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

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & 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 & 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 & 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 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


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & 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 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)