Simple Gifts by Chris Raschka

Simple Gifts

Chris Raschka


Simple Gifts by Chris Raschka

In words, pictures, and song, a nineteenth-century hymn continues to delight';'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free.'So beginsSimple Gifts, a generations-old hymn written by the Shakers of Alfred, Maine. In that simple community, people based their lives on kindness, trust, and the joys that come when we sing and dance together.In this lush volume, acclaimed illustrator Chris Raschka brings this famous song to life, celebrating animals and landscapes with bold brushstrokes and warm colors. A cat, a rabbit, a turtle, and even the trees appear to dance to the lyrics. After all, sometimes the finest gifts are the simplest ones. This fixed-layout ebook preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

About the Author

Chris Raschka has published over 60 children's books, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner A Ball for Daisy. His other books include the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster; the Caldecott Honor book Yo! Yes? and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Good Sports.

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Open Road Media Young Readers Open Road Media Young Readers

Publication date

19th March 2013




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