Bless the Beasts : Children's Prayers and Poems About Animals
Children love animals, their connection with animals fosters respect for creation and humanity. These inspirational prayers and poems offer graceful words of personal observation, joy, and concern about their favorite creatures, from the cuddliest pets to the wildest beasts. Filled with over 30 lavishly illustrated reflections to suit any mood, this interfaith collection includes thoughtful, funny, and profound poems and prayers by such beloved writers as Carl Sandburg, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Yolen, and Rudyard Kipling?along with fresh offerings from newer poets and a sprinkling of heartfelt prayers written by children themselves. Together they provide an accessible door to a childs spiritual life and development of compassionate values.
- Hardback | 6 pages
- 160.02 x 193.04 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
- 01 Sep 2002
- Seastar Books
About June Cotner
June Cotner is the best-selling anthologist of Graces and Bedside Prayers, as well as many other collections of prayers and poems. Her first book for children was Amazing Graces: Prayers and Poems for Children. She lives in Poulsbo, Washington. Kris Waldherr has also illustrated Sacred Animals and The Book of Goddesses. Her children's books include Rapunzel and Harvest. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.