The Circle of Days

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Candlewick Press, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 25 pages
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Inspirational and gloriously illustrated, THE CIRCLE OF DAYS honors the beauty of the natural world. (ages 5-12)

In 1225, Saint Francis of Assisi wrote the Canticle of the Sun, a moving hymn of praise for all creation that has been adapted to poetry and song for centuries. Reeve Lindbergh evokes its gentle power once again with THE CIRCLE OF DAYS, quietly blending her words with those of Saint Francis to honor the elements, the animals, the heavens, and the very breath of life. With marvelous, jewel-toned paintings by Cathie Felstead echoing the childlike reverence of the poem, THE CIRCLE OF DAYS reminds children and adults alike to pause, to wonder at, and to give thanks for the beauty of our world.

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Neat to read to class if you are focusing on poetry. Lindbergh uses Saint Francis of Assi's poetry to honor the elements, animals, and heavens of creation. Read full review

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Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh and poet Anne Morrow Lindbergh, says, "I have always loved the simple, strong voice of Saint Francis of Assisi giving thanks for life itself and celebrating everything in existence."

Cathie Felstead was eager to illustrate THE CIRCLE OF DAYS because, she says, "Saint Francis took pleasure in the world with a childlike directness. He is the kind of saint whose words reach out to everyone"


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