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All Things Bright and Beautiful
     

All Things Bright and Beautiful

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by Cecil F. Alexander, Ashley Bryan
 

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All things bright and beautiful; all creatures great and small; all things wise and wonderful, the incredible Ashley Bryan illustrates them all!

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All things bright and beautiful; all creatures great and small; all things wise and wonderful, the incredible Ashley Bryan illustrates them all!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442427013
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,145,288
Lexile:
BR (what's this?)
File size:
17 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander (1818-1895) was an Irish hymn writer and poetess.  Born in Dublin, Ireland in the 1800’s, she first began writing verse when she was a little girl.  Mrs. Alexander would eventually write over 400 hymns and many poems.  The welfare of children was deeply important to her.  She donated the proceeds from her book Hymns for Little Children from which All Things Bright and Beautiful comes, to help build and maintain a school for children who were deaf or mute. In addition to All Things Bright and Beautiful Mrs. Alexander’s hymn There is a Green Hill Far Away and the Christmas carol Once in Royal David’s City are sung and celebrated all around the world. 
Ashley Bryan grew up to the sound of his mother singing from morning to night, and he has shared the joy of song with children ever since. A beloved illustrator, he was recently named a Newbery Honoree for his picture book, Freedom Over Me. He has also been the recipient of the Coretta Scott King—Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award; the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award; has been a May Hill Arbuthnot lecturer; a Coretta Scott King Award winner; and the recipient of countless other awards and recognitions. His books include Freedom Over Me; Sail Away; Beautiful Blackbird; Beat the Story-Drum, Pum Pum; Let It Shine; Ashley Bryan’s Book of Puppets; and What a Wonderful World. He lives in Islesford, one of the Cranberry Isles off the coast of Maine.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
(For the Katy Hudson edition) A famous poem that has been featured in books, television and movies is re-imagined and brought to life in this delightful new book illustrated by Katy Hudson. In this new version, three young children take a walk through the woods and fields and delight in all that God has given us. The children meet an owl, see some deer and enjoy the songs of several birds. They spot numerous other animals while also enjoying the simple treasures of the land such as blowing the seeds off of a dandelion, picking blueberries and dipping their toes in the water of a cool mountain stream. In short, the children revel in all that God has created on and around the unspoiled land they are exploring. Towards the end of the book, we see the children’s parents setting up a tent for a campout. Next, the stars come out in full force in a nighttime mountain scene that includes a full moon, and several animals as they scurry about. Illustrator Katy Hudson is to be commended for creating the absolutely beautiful watercolors that accompany the Cecil Frances Alexander poem, All Things Bright and Beautiful in this book. The images are bright, cheerful and yet striking in their beauty. The three children, who appear in almost every picture, are playful and happy and young readers are sure to identify with them. I found myself reading the book with a smile on my face, enjoying the scenery that the artist so perfectly captured. Hymn-writer and poet Cecil Frances Alexander wrote countless poems, many of which were featured in her book Hymns for Little Children. One of those, All Things Bright and Beautiful, is probably the best known by today’s youth. It precisely captures the greatness of God’s gifts to us in this amazing world he created. Combined with illustrator Katy Hudson’s fabulous drawings, this newest version of the poem is a winner. Add it to your collection! Quill says: A lovely book, with an equally lovely message, this book will easily convey the message of God’s gifts to your little ones.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
Beautifully draws attention to God's creation! The rhymes in this book are simple and flow easily. Each phrase is short and sweet. There is very little written on each page and the pauses are nicely timed with plenty of opportunity to really explore the pictures. The illustrations are very detailed and eye catching. It was a joy to look for small things like the ladybugs and butterflies that were on a number of pages. I really love the way that all aspects of creation are included. This includes the animals, plants, mountains, rivers, and even the weather. God is creator of, and in control of all of it. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an engaging and beautifully illustrated book set to a classic hymn. My three year old loves it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Write a reveiw about this book and you can go to new york
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate this book its horribale dont waste your money