Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures

By Katherine Paterson (Editor); Pamela Dalton (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811877343, 36pp.

Publication Date: June 2011

In Brother Sun, Sister Moon, award-winning author Katherine Paterson re-imagines a hymn of praise originally written by Saint Francis of Assisi in 1224. Illuminated with the exquisite illustrations of cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton, this picture book offers a stunningly beautiful tribute to nature.

About the Author
Katherine Paterson served as the National Ambassador for Young People s Literature 2010-2011. Her international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the United States and abroad. She is a two-time winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award, and she has received many other accolades for her works, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the Governor s Award for Excellence in the Arts, given by her home state of Vermont. Katherine Paterson was also named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. She lives in Barre, Vermont. John Paterson (1932-2013) collaborated with wife, Katherine, on Consider the Lilies Plants of the Bible, Images of God, and Blueberries for the Queen.

Praise For Brother Sun, Sister Moon

"An inspiring modern classic." - Booklist Starred Review

"The combination of her polished poetic text and Ms. Dalton's glorious illustrations reach a sublime height." - New York Journal of Books

"Gorgeous" - School Library Journal Starred Review