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The Resource Song of creation, by Paul Goble

Song of creation, by Paul Goble

Label
Song of creation
Title
Song of creation
Statement of responsibility
by Paul Goble
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The song of praise recorded in the Book of Daniel, which is included in both The Liturgy of the Hours and THe Book of Common Prayer is illustrated to relate to life in the natural American landscape
Review
  • Gr 1-4 –An author's note introduces this story as an adaptation of the song from The Liturgy of the Hours and The Book of Common Prayer . The basis of this text is the song of praise that saved Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from death in the furnace from the Book of Daniel. Goble includes the familiar verse, in which heavens, angels, sun, moon, and the entire Earth sing songs of praise, and includes animals and plants of America as additional elements that also send out prayers to God. Dandelions, meadowlarks, cranes, vultures, and moths are raised to the level of stars of heaven and winds of God in singing praise. The refrain, "praise him, and magnify him forever," appears after each element sings its praise. Fans of Goble's distinctive style will enjoy examining the detailed illustrations. A white buffalo calf rubs noses with others in his herd, woodpeckers nestle in birches, and great sturgeons swim among sunfishes and trout. Goble also honors the natural world, and the book never becomes didactic or preachy. An attractive, contemporary offering.–Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI --Shawn Brommer (Reviewed October 1, 2004) (School Library Journal, vol 50, issue 10, p140)
  • /* Starred Review */ In crisp, evocative watercolors that depict a wide spectrum of nature's beauty, Goble (The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses ) creates harmony with lyrics that have their roots in the Book of Daniel as well as The Liturgy of the Hours and The Book of Common Prayer . "O all you works of the Lord, bless you the Lord: praise him, and magnify him forever, " begins the text. Subsequent verses, some appearing in fine print, akin to captions, implore all manner of flora and fauna, from dandelions to vultures to moose, to praise the Lord. Goble's sweeping vistas of beasts roaming the mountains and plains, moths in the night skies and scarlet-capped redpoll birds perched on snow-covered tree branches show a gorgeous cross-section of God's gifts to the world. This presentation will surely help young readers develop or bolster an appreciation of Divine handiwork. All ages. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed October 25, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 43, p45)
  • /* Starred Review */ Caldecott Medalist Goble has created a stunning prayer of praise with his interpretation of the Benedicite from The Book of Common Prayer. The calming, repetitive text follows the same pattern throughout the work, naming all the forces of nature and many of the creatures and plants of the earth, with the same repeating refrain. ("O you stars of heaven, bless you the Lord: praise him, and magnify him forever.") This same prayer is repeated within many illustrations in smaller type for individual creatures. Goble's instantly recognizable illustration style is at its best, from the herd of charging wild horses on the cover to the snowy mountain on the final page. Several breathtaking spreads show an entire environment: a sky full of birds, an underwater scene with different species of fish, the Great Plains filled with hundreds of buffalo. Notes at the front of the volume indicate the sources and offer a short commentary on the religious significance of the text. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-10) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2004)
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134209
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goble, Paul
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1
  • 4
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True
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  • Creation
  • Christian children
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Song of creation, by Paul Goble
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780802852717
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006576
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54858129
  • (OCoLC)54858129
Label
Song of creation, by Paul Goble
Publication
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780802852717
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004006576
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54858129
  • (OCoLC)54858129

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