Prayer for a Child

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Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Nov 1, 1968 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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This is a prayer written for one little girl, but it is a prayer for boys and girls all over the world. It is full of the intimate gentleness for familiar things, the love of friends and family, and the kindly protection of God. It carries a universal appeal for all ages and races, and brings to our hearts and minds the deep responsibility of preserving for all times the faith and hopes of little children.

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

The first page gives the prayer in its entirety. Then couplet by couplet the book expands with illustrations of all the things the child asks blessings for – bread and milk, Mother and Father, toys ... Read full review

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User Review  - lucybrown - LibraryThing

Lovely! After the King's left my baby girl this book on her first Epiphany, I read this to her every night for years. Perfectly illustrated, quietly charming. My daughter loved the little angels that ... Read full review

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About the author (1968)

Rachel Field wrote A Prayer for a Child for her own daughter, before sharing it with children around the world. Rachel Field’s other books for children include Newbery Medalist Hitty, Her First Hundred Years; Calico Bush; and Hepatica Hawks.

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