Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving
Gratitude is that most remarkable of human emotions, a celebration of joy at once exuberant and reflective. At once a personal meditation of what it means to be grateful as well as a generous, essential collection of more than fifty graces, poems and praise songs, spanning centuries, ranging across many cultures and reflecting a polyphony of voices. The whole is illuminated by Pamela Dalton's meticulously layered and keenly observed renderings of the world around us.
Katherine Paterson, the author of such beloved childhood classics as Bridge To Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, is a two-time Newbery Award winner, a two-time National Book Award winner and the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Pamela Dalton's cut-paper artwork has delighted collectors worldwide for almost twenty-five years. Her work is created in the tradition of early American paper cutting. Each piece is sketched freehand by the artist and then cut by hand, so no two are exactly alike.