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Prayer for a Child

Product no.: 0-689-87886-9
For sixty years children and parents have shared in the joy and inspiration of Rachel Field and Elizabeth Orton Jones's Prayer for a Child.

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This very special children's prayer - a classic Caldecott Medal-winning book - is available for the first time in a sturdy, padded board book edition that's perfect for tiny hands. Full color.

A prayer full of the intimate gentleness for familiar things, the love of friends and family, and the kindly protection of God. Though it was written for one little girl, the prayer is for all boys and girls, and it carries a universal appeal for all ages and races.


"Celebrating its initial publication 60 years ago, the Caldecott Medal-winning Prayer for a Child by Rachel Field, illus. by Elizabeth Orton Jones, reappears in a paper-over-board format. The complete prayer, written in rhymed couplets, appears on the first page; then a few lines per page accompany serene illustrations of a girl in tender moments - stargazing out a window or smiling up at her parents.

'Bless the lamplight, bless the fire/ Bless the hands that never tire/ In their loving care of me/ Bless my friends and family.' This lovely book lends itself to nightly repetition (a reference to Jesus tags it for a Christian audience)."    ~Publishers Weekly

Author Field, Rachel
Illustrator Jones, Elizabeth Orton
Book Type Hardcover
Page Count 32 pp.
Publisher Simon & Schuster 2005
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