Giving Thanks: Poems, Prayers, and Praise Songs of Thanksgiving (Hardcover)

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Newbery Medal winner Katherine Paterson and cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton give fans of all ages even more to be thankful for with Giving Thanks, a special book about gratitude. Katherine Paterson's meditations on what it means to be truly grateful and Pamela Dalton's exquisite cut-paper illustrations are paired with a collection of over 50 graces, poems, and praise songs from a wide range of cultures, religions, and voices. The unique collaboration between these two extraordinary artists flowers in this important and stunningly beautiful reflection on the act of giving thanks.

About the Author


Katherine Paterson s international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the U.S. and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award (The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer), she was the 1998 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and was given the Governor s Award for Excellence in the Arts by her home state of Vermont. She lives in Barre. Her most recent novel for Clarion was Bread and Roses, Too. She is also the recipient of the 2006 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which celebrates her life s work. In 2010, Katherine succeeded Jon Scieszka as the national ambassador for young people's literature today, a joint appointment by the Library of Congress's Center for the Book and Every Child a Reader, a nonprofit group affiliated with the Children's Book Council.

Katherine Paterson s international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to promote literacy in the U.S. and abroad. A two-time winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award (The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer), she was the 1998 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal and was given the Governor s Award for Excellence in the Arts by her home state of Vermont. She lives in Barre. Her most recent novel for Clarion was Bread and Roses, Too. She is also the recipient of the 2006 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which celebrates her life s work. In 2010, Katherine succeeded Jon Scieszka as the national ambassador for young people's literature today, a joint appointment by the Library of Congress's Center for the Book and Every Child a Reader, a nonprofit group affiliated with the Children's Book Council.

Katherine Paterson is a two-time Newbery Medal winner and a two-time National Book Award winner. She lives in Barre, Vermont.

Praise For…


"A book to be picked up throughout the year and savored and discussed."--Booklist, starred review

"Wide-ranging and gorgeously executed. a joyfulness of spirit permeates the compilation."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Suffused with and inspiring gratitude and joy. Amen."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Invites family sharing."---School Library Journal, starred review

"I want to hug the book's very neck for even existing. "--Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews

"Ecumenical Thanksgiving miscellany - suited to readers of any age."--The New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452113395
ISBN-10: 1452113394
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
Pages: 56
Language: English