Shaker Hearts

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David R. Godine Publisher, 2002 - 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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The Shaker motto ``Hands to work, hearts to God'' is depicted in twelve four-line verses and seventeen acrylic paintings as elegant and serene as the buildings and artifacts they show, from Hancock ... Read full review

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Ann Warren Turner was born in December 1945. She is an American poet and children's author. Her poetry works include Tickle a Pickle, Street Talk, Mississippi Mud, and Learning to Swim: a Memoir. Her picture books include Dakota Dugout, When Mr. Jefferson Came to Philadelphia: What I Learned of Freedom, Pumpkin Cat, and Sitting Bull Remembers. her novels include: A Hunter Comes Home, Rosemary's Witch, and Hard Hit. She has also won first prize in 1967 from The Atlantic Monthly college creative writing contest and first prize in 1991 from the National Council for the Social Studies for Through the Stars ansd Night Skies.

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