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The Resource Let there be peace : prayers from around the world, selected by Jeremy Brooks ; illustrated by Jude Daly

Let there be peace : prayers from around the world, selected by Jeremy Brooks ; illustrated by Jude Daly

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Let there be peace : prayers from around the world
Title
Let there be peace
Title remainder
prayers from around the world
Statement of responsibility
selected by Jeremy Brooks ; illustrated by Jude Daly
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of prayers for peace from all over the world and many faiths
Review
  • Gr 2–5— Brooks has assembled a collection of traditional and modern prayers, many of them composed by people living in war-torn regions like Bosnia, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East. Selections written by St. Francis of Assisi, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Lao-Tzu round out the collection. By selecting prayers representing a variety of religions, Brooks reinforces his unifying message that people of different faiths actually share many of the same beliefs. In a brief introduction and subsequent explanatory notes, he expands upon this theme, reminding readers that peace begins on an individual level and that "we also need to live in peace with our world." One of the shortest but most powerful verses is a traditional prayer from Africa. "The world was not left to us by our parents./It was lent to us by our children." Although the verses address such adult themes as war, violence, world peace, and forgiveness, they convey important lessons for readers of all ages. Daly's subtle illustrations are painted in a varied palette of soft pastel and jewel-toned acrylics and feature people of many nations drawn in the artist's characteristic economical style. This title could be paired with Brooks's A World of Prayers (Eerdmans, 2006) and is a good supplement to more comprehensive volumes like Mary Joslin's The Lion Book of Best-Loved Prayers (Lion, 2008).—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA --Linda L. Walkins (Reviewed December 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 12, p95)
  • Full of delicate, stylized imagery that reflects its subject, this clearly heartfelt and well-intentioned compendium suffers from a lack of sourced material and a surfeit of fuzzy sentimentality. Its compiler is an English vicar, who combines Lao-Tzu's and St. Francis of Assisi's prayers for peace with those cited only as "Muslim daily prayer" or "Baha'i prayer, Iran." "Traditional prayer, Africa" is regrettably meaningless: What place in Africa? What tradition? The universal longing for peace through prayer is highlighted, and Brooks adds very brief prose introductions to various sections. Daly uses soft, clear colors and elegant line to make barbed wire turn into wild roses, and her multiethnic cast, each figure as small and neat as a doll, is varied by age, dress and accoutrement across many cultures. It ends with the hymn that gives the collection its title, familiar to many in the English-speaking world. (Picture book/religion. 5-9) (Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2009)
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Cataloging source
UKM
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1967-
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Brooks, Jeremy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 2
  • 5
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1967-
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  • Brooks, Jeremy
  • Daly, Jude
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True
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  • Children
  • Peace
Target audience
juvenile
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prayers from around the world
Label
Let there be peace : prayers from around the world, selected by Jeremy Brooks ; illustrated by Jude Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 x 29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781845075309
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)280429771
Label
Let there be peace : prayers from around the world, selected by Jeremy Brooks ; illustrated by Jude Daly
Publication
Dimensions
25 x 29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9781845075309
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)280429771

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