The Secret World of Hildegard
Publication Date: September 2007
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From the star-studded author of DIZZY (and the mother-son team that brought you DIEGO) comes a picture book on the extraordinary Hildegard von Bingen, a woman who had the courage to take on kings.
Hildegard von Bingen composed hymns and symphonies, painted glorious pictures, compiled books on medicine, and wrote religious revelations of such ethereal beauty that they inspired the respect of Popes and kings--all in the Dark Ages when most people were illiterate and women were disdained.
Now Jonah Winter teams up once again with his mother, the award-winning illustrator Jeanette Winter, to bring you Hildegard's remarkable story. The result is a lyrical biography that captures Hildegard's faith and beauty--and celebrates the courage it took for a singular woman to let her light shine.
Jeanette Winter is the acclaimed author/illustrator of many highly regarded picture books, including "The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq"; "Mama: A True Story" "in Which a Baby Hippo Loses His Mama During a Tsunami, but Finds a New Home", "and a New Mama";" Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa"; "Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan"; "Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia"; "Henri's Scissors"; "Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes"; and "Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan". She lives with her husband, artist Roger Winter, in New York.