The Hawk and the Dove by Paul KorThe Hawk and the Dove by Paul Kor

The Hawk and the Dove

byPaul KorIllustratorPaul Kor

Picture Books | May 7, 2019

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The hawk is sad. He is tired of war. So, he changes his face and puts on gloves. Whoosh! He has become a gentle dove. And all around him, the world is at peace. No more canon blasts. No more bombs. Planes turn into butterflies. Soldiers'' guns sprout dazzling flowers. Everyone is joyful as a blanket of calm envelops the world. However, though happy now, the dove still worries. Will it last?

The late Paul Kor, an internationally acclaimed Israeli author-illustrator, sought to create a miracle with this book borne out of his own brutal experiences of war. With its striking illustrations, the simple but powerful story offers a hopeful message of peace in a time of uncertainty. Clever paper cuts allow readers to play an active role in the transformations with every turn of the page, thus encouraging children to recognize they have the power to affect change, including when it comes to choosing peace over war in the future. This book provides an accessible look at the concepts of war and peace and would make a terrific discussion starter on the subject. It could also be a model for an art lesson on papercutting. A note at the end of the book details the inspiration behind the story and the book''s creation, accompanied by photographs.
Paul Kornowski --- known professionally as Paul Kor --- was an award-winning painter, graphic designer, children''s author and illustrator. His best-known children''s books include Flash the Fish; The Elephant Who Wanted to Be the Best; and The Hawk and the Dove. Kor was widely recognized as one of Israel''s most-loved children''s auth...
Title:The Hawk and the DoveFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 10.38 X 8.38 X 0.5 inPublished:May 7, 2019Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:152530125X

ISBN - 13:9781525301254

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Editorial Reviews

While perhaps bringing to mind classic 1960s protest songs, Kor''s heartfelt plea to put an end to war should resonate deeply today.-Kirkus Reviews