What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings

byJoyce SidmanIllustratorPamela Zagarenski

October 8, 2013|
What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings by Joyce Sidman
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What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings is a collection of poems to provide comfort, courage, and humor at difficult or daunting moments in life. It conjures forth laments, spells, invocations, chants, blessings, promises, songs, and charms. Here are pleas on how to repair a friendship, wishes to transform one''s life or to slow down time, charms to face the shame of a disapproving crowd, invocations to ask for forgiveness, to understand the mysteries of happiness, and to bravely face a dark and different world. These words help usremember or grieve; they bolster courage and guard against evil; they help us celebrate and give thanks. This elegant gift book also includes a red ribbon for readers to mark their favorite poems.
Poet extraordinaire Joyce Sidman won the Newbery Honor Medal for Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night and continues to write poetry for children that has been called fresh," "inspiring," and "accessible" to her young audience. She is intrigued by the idea of "words of power"-chants and charms that were once believed to have real influence in everyday life. Caldecott Honor-winning Pamela Zagarenski''s beautiful art captures a world of emotion and the essence of Sidman''s words."
The Newbery Honor winner and Sibert Medalist Joyce Sidman is today''s foremost nature poet for children. Accolades for her books include two Caldecott Honors, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Award, winner of the Claudia Lews Award, and many stars and best of lists. For her award-winning body of work, she won the Award for Excellence in Poetry f...
Title:What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and BlessingsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:80 pages, 9.25 X 5.5 X 0.48 inShipping dimensions:80 pages, 9.25 X 5.5 X 0.48 inPublished:8 octobre 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544106164

ISBN - 13:9780544106161

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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