Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Hardcover)

Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures

By Katherine Paterson, Pamela Dalton (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books (CA), 9780811877343, 36pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 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 is a two-time Newbery Medal winner, a two-time National Book Award winner, and the 2010-11 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. She lives in Barre, Vermont. Pamela Dalton is a master of scherenschnitte, the art of papercutting. Her artwork has enthralled collectors worldwide for more than two decades. She lives in Ghent, New York, where her home and studio overlook a biodynamic farm and a school community. This is her first book.

Praise For Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Saint Francis of Assisi's Canticle of the Creatures

"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