Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures
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Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures


In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson reimagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book ...

Title:Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:36 pages

    Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures Reviews

  • Kathryn
    Sep 20, 2012

    This is a beautiful picture book that will probably appeal most to religious or spiritual families. Katherine Patterson has "reimagined" St. Francis of Assisi's "Laudes Creturarum" (Praise Song of the...

  • Tasha
    Nov 10, 2011

    Acclaimed author, Katherine Paterson has reworked a hymn of praise first said by Saint Francis of Assisi. It praises God for our Brother Sun, Sister Moon, and Sister Stars. Brother Wind and Brother Ai...

  • Michael Fitzgerald
    Feb 28, 2016

    Love the pictures, not crazy about the "reimagined" text, especially the silly "O Lord, the Father and Mother of all creation" bit. It also dumbs things down from the original intent (Be praised, my L...

  • Linda Lipko
    Jan 08, 2014

    Stunningly beautiful illustrations!What an incredible book, written by two-time Newbery Medal winner for The Bridge over Terabithia and Jacob I Have Loved. Based on St. Francis of Assissi's Canticle o...

  • Marcie
    Dec 30, 2011

    I'm not sure about this for public schools, but for public libraries and religious schools it is beautiful. The illustrations and text and whole idea of the book would make for great discussion. Calde...

  • Shannon
    Dec 03, 2011

    The cut paper art is amazing -- my students absolutely couldn't believe the illustrations were created from one piece of paper. I loved one of our conversations comparing this book to Never Forgotten....

  • Cheryl
    Nov 17, 2016

    In my opinion, Bill Barrett's translation of the Canticle (given in an appendix) is better than Paterson's adaptation. And the illustrations, while lovely, don't seem extra-special as cut-paper; they ...

  • Kelly
    May 24, 2011

    I begin this review by stating that I am not now nor have I ever been Roman Catholic. Still, I have quite a soft spot for Saint Francis of Assisi, whom I'm used to seeing in statue forms in gardens. I...

  • Josiah
    Oct 24, 2015

    "We praise you for the ones among us who forgive those who have wronged them in the same spirit as you constantly forgive us. And for those who must bear in this life sickness and trial, we ask for t...

  • Amy
    Dec 26, 2016

    Lovely. Perfect for reminding us to be mindful and grateful....

About Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson

From author's website:People are always asking me questions I don't have answers for. One is, "When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer?" The fact is that I never wanted to be a writer, at least not when I was a child, or even a young woman. Today I want very much to be a writer. But when I was ten, I wanted to be either a movie star or a missionary. When I was twenty, I wanted t