Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem
Maya Angelou, Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
Schwartz & Wade, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ell in advance of the holidays, here's a
addition to your Christmas picture book collection - an illustrated rendition of Maya Angelou's remarkably stirring Christmas poem,
teve Johnson's and Lou Fancher's evocative illustrations fill in the joyous family life that brightens Angelou's
for all of us, despite the '
gray and threatening
' weather outside. There's a strong sense of community as '
Christmas enters, / Streaming lights of joy, ringing bells of hope / And singing carols of forgiveness high up in the bright air.
ngelou tells us that in this holiday season '
Hope spreads around the earth, brightening all things
' as people everywhere welcome '
what we have hungered for
', whatever our faith, '
the Peace of Christmas.
' It's time to add
to the set of picture book classics you read together every year - it's a most welcome addition to my holiday library.
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