Sunday, June 23, 2013
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Author: Katherine Paterson
Illustrator: Pamela Dalton
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: featured on "Calling Caldecott" blog, Booklist & Kirkus starred reviews
Summary: This is a retelling of the stories of Saint Francis of Assissi. The words are beautiful and simple. The papercuts and watercolor on a black background are stunning in their detail. The Sister Moon spread is breathtaking.
Classroom Ideas: The obviously religious text would make this a difficult book to use in a public school although it could be shown to talk about papercutting. I think a Christian school teacher/librarian should absolutely have this beautiful book in their collection.