The Hawk and the Dove (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781525301254, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
The late Paul Kor, an internationally acclaimed Israeli author-illustrator, sought to create a miracle with this book borne out of his own brutal experiences of war. With its striking illustrations, the simple but powerful story offers a hopeful message of peace in a time of uncertainty. Clever paper cuts allow readers to play an active role in the transformations with every turn of the page, thus encouraging children to recognize they have the power to affect change, including when it comes to choosing peace over war in the future. This book provides an accessible look at the concepts of war and peace and would make a terrific discussion starter on the subject. It could also be a model for an art lesson on papercutting. A note at the end of the book details the inspiration behind the story and the book's creation, accompanied by photographs.
About the Author
Paul Kornowski --- known professionally as Paul Kor --- was an award-winning painter, graphic designer, children's author and illustrator. His best-known children's books include Flash the Fish; The Elephant Who Wanted to Be the Best; and The Hawk and the Dove. Kor was widely recognized as one of Israel's most-loved children's author-illustrators.