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

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
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  • While I can indeed much appreciate Katherine Paterson's Brother Sun, Sister Moon, her lyrical adaptation of Saint Francis of Assisi's famous 1224 A.D. Canticle of the Creatures, I still do rather wish...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Gorgeous illustrations coupled with the words of St. Francis of Assisi. What could be lovelier? ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Beautiful....

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