Item description for To Every Thing There is a Season: Verses from Ecclesiastes by Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon...
Overview Presents the selection from Ecclesiastes which relates that everything in life has its own time and season; depicts each verse with a different style of art from around the world.
Publishers Description In this exquisite book -- the fortieth picture book the couple has worked on together -- Leo and Diane Dillon's breathtaking paintings accompany verses from the Book of Ecclesiastes. Simple yet profound, the inspiring words and pictures make this the perfect gift choice for birthdays, weddings, religious celebrations, and times of mourning. Each passage in the book is accompanied by a spread of original artwork from a different culture including Celtic, Egyptian, Japanese, Mayan, Greek, Indian, Medieval European, Ethiopian, Thai, Chinese, Russian, Aboriginal, Inuit, and Arabic.
Awards and Recognitions To Every Thing There is a Season: Verses from Ecclesiastes by Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon has received the following awards and recognitions -
Bookseller's Choice - 1999 Winner - Picture Book category
Citations And Professional Reviews To Every Thing There is a Season: Verses from Ecclesiastes by Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 54
Publishers Weekly - 07/27/1998 page 76
School Library Journal - 09/01/1998 page 198
Booklist - 10/01/1998 page 344
New York Times - 11/15/1998 page 55
Booklist Ed Choice Youth - 01/01/1999 page 783
Kirkus Review - Children - 09/15/1998 page 1383
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1998 page 85
SLJ's Best Books - 12/01/1998 page 27
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1999 page 6
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1999 page 7
Booklist - 10/01/1999 page 372
Publishers Weekly Best Books - 01/01/1998 page 50
Booklist - 10/01/2000 page 361
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 43
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 33
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 85
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 44
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 40
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 60
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Studio: Blue Sky Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 10.3" Height: 0.4" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1998
Publisher Blue Sky Press
ISBN 0590478877 ISBN13 9780590478878
Availability 0 units.
More About Leo Dillon & Diane Dillon
Leo and Diane Dillon began working together in the 1950s. Diversity and equality are regular themes in their work, which ranges from African folktales to fantasy and science fiction. Their long list of awards includes two Caldecott Medals, four NEW YORK TIMES Best Illustrated Awards, four BOSTON GLOBE--HORN BOOK Awards, multiple Coretta Scott King Awards, and the Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. They were inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame in 1997. Leo Dillon died in May 2012.
Leo Dillon lived in Brooklyn, in the state of New York. Leo Dillon died in 2012.
Leo Dillon has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about To Every Thing There Is A Season?
A classic with many layers of meaning Jul 14, 2007
We first received this a present when our daughter was young, it has become an enduring classic in our house. The illustrations reveal styles from around the world and give much to discuss in relation to the text. This is a book you will want to hold on to! We have given it to many friends as a baby gift over the years.
Traditional Verse in an Exceptionally Beautiful Style Oct 2, 2004
There's an enjoyable specialness to this beautiful rendition of "To Every thing There is a Season" by Leo and Diane Dillon. Author and artist raise the sensory awareness of traditional Biblical text. They transpose exquisite simple Ecclesiastes prose from the traditional to the modern. They take the well-known and breathe new life into verse by adding cultural diversity and the beauty of artistic interpretation. I keep at least two copies of this beautiful book in my house at all times because, although it might be perceived as a stunning children's book, I actually use this book as a bereavement gift for families experiencing the loss of a loved one, regardless of age. Start a tradition in your family by giving this book to those you love who are experiencing personal losses of any kind. This is a high brow children's rendition of Biblical text worthy of an adult's attention.
Beautiful Illustrations of 'To Everything there is a Season' Oct 10, 2001
(Library of Congress 97-35124(I borrowed it from the public library to read).In their appendix,The Dillons,(Leo & Diane)have listed verses in the bible's Old Testament's Ecclesiastes according to their preferences on which ethnic groups or countries builds up,who laughs,who embraces,who speaks,who loves by the order in which they place the countries in the biblical verses. It begins with Ireland(to everthing there is a season,and a time to every purpose under the heaven followed by Egypt,Japan,Mexico,Greece,India,Europe,North America,Ethiopia,Thailand,China,Russia,Australia,the Far North(Siberia to Greenland),and ends with the Middle East WITH THE verses a time of war & a time of peace).And of course a picture of the planet earth with "one generation....but the earth abides forever)".I'm glad they put it where children would not be interested in reading the small print..they have bigger pictures on page 1-30,and most wouldn't understand Egypt associate with dying or Mexico associated with killing,or Greece associated with a time to break down ,India on a time to weep or Europe on a time to mourn.I would give it to an adult vs a child as a gift.
Wonderful Book for All Ages Dec 15, 2000
This book is a treasure of representative illustrations of artistic styles from a wide variety of cultures. Although the text comes from a specific time and culture, it demonstrates that its message is applicable to all members of the human family. I have made this a standard gift for friends and family with new children. The colorful pictures are stimulating and captivating for the very young who have not yet learned to read, while the timeless text provides a new level for children to experience the book as they get older. As an adult, I find this book to be something I enjoy over and over for myself and to give as a gift.
Misconceived multiculturalism Mar 19, 2000
Althought the illustrations are beautiful, I think it's deeply problematic to take Judeo-Christian theology and then attribute it to other cultures. At least 2/3 of the illustrations represent times, places, and peoples who wouldn't have been familiar with the text being illustrated. And, since the explanatory notes in the back are so thin, no real appreciation of the other cultures being invoked is achieved. Mixtec human sacrifice as an illustration of "A time to kill, and a time to heal?" Just how will this promote cross-cultural understanding/respect? There's clearly enough historical/cultural/national diversity among people who have read/believed in these verses from Ecclesiastes to produce a celebration of difference within a common faith. That would have been a much more responsible approach. As it is, this book is either an assertion of the universality of sectarian beliefs or just an attempt by some talented illustrators to show that they can imitate a wide variety of artistic styles. For an example of someone (writing for elementary school aged children) who handles multiculturalism (within a Judaic tradition) well, see Barbara Goldin's _Journeys with Elijah_. And if you just want a picture book of these verses, consider Barner's To Everything.