Simple Gifts

A Shaker Hymn

By Chris Raschka; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805051438, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 1998

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Simple Gifts is one of the very few hymns that all Americans treasure. In churches, at graduation and wedding ceremonies, on concert and ballet stages, and especially in homes and schools, it is a perennial favorite.

Now the acclaimed and ever-innovative artist Chris Raschka has transformed this treasured Shaker hymn into a lavish picture book.

In Raschka's hands an irresistible cat, the bluebird of happiness, a sweet rabbit, a calm turtle, and the flowers that bloom, bend, and bow, all "Come 'round right."




About the Author

Chris Raschka won a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes?, and is also the illustrator of The Genie in the Jar by Nikki Giovanni. He lives with his wife and son in New York City.

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