Shaker Hearts

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David R. Godine Publisher, Oct 1, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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2002 Dedicated to serving God, the Shakers lived simple agrarian lives in harmony with the changing seasons, content with what they could provide with their own hands and labor. Their simple motto, "Hands to Work, Hearts to God," is repeated like a mantra in the rhyming text by Ann Turner. Coupled with the chaste, sensitive, almost elegiac paintings of Wendell Minor, this lovely softcover brings back the virtues of hard work, simple needs, rural living, and an admirable religious sect we would do well to contemplate.

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Turner lives with her husband, Richard, and their two children, Benjamin and Charlotte.

Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including "The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn", illustrated by Barry Blitt; "Night Flight", illustrated by Wendell Minor; and "Black Whiteness", illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include "Hoops"; "Stealing Home"; and "Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!" He lives in Michigan.

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