Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689825521, 28pp.
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Radiating tenderness and reflecting the influence of eastern philosophies, a compilation of exquisite illustrations and wisely chosen words reveals the heart of where peace truly must originate: within ourselves. The beautifully intricate artwork, with tiny, precisely rendered details of life across the globe, complements the spare and powerful text that includes quotations from famous peacemakers. And with each reading, you ll find something else to notice such as the visual storylines that subtly play out across the pages.
Poetic and soothing, "Peace "is a masterful exploration of the true path to world peace and serves as a perfect springboard to discussions about bullying, conflict resolution, and right actions.
Wendy Anderson Halperin is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including "Let s Go Home" by Cynthia Rylant, "Soft House" by Jane Yolen, and "Turn, Turn, Turn!" by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.
* "This lovely, uplifting title is meant to be pored over and could be used as a starting point for important discussions about bullying, racism, nonviolence, and many other topics."
"The symmetry of the layouts and the clean beauty of the pencil-and-watercolor artwork, with its images of children, families, flower, and fauna, spans the globe and creates pleasing effects throughout the volume...Here’s one to pore over and ponder."