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Brother Sun, Sister Moon

Brother Sun, Sister Moon

A magnificently illustrated picture book of Saint Francis' famous hymn of respect and love for all things living.

Pamela Dalton’s remarkable gift is to infuse a decorative folk art with the emotional depth and richness of the finest children’s book illustrations—combining the naïveté of the old Amish technique of Scherenschnitte ('scissor cutting') with a highly trained, profoundly experienced painterly style. Her style perfectly matches the tone of Saint Francis’ hymn: a balance of almost stark simplicity with a richly colored celebration of the multiplicity of life.