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From a Child's Heart [Hardcover]

By Nikki Grimes (Author) & Brenda Joysmith (Illustrator)
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Item description for From a Child's Heart by Nikki Grimes & Brenda Joysmith...

Thirteen poem-prayers the author might have prayed as a child, expressing the hopes, fears, longings and ordinary, everyday concerns touching a child's life.

Publishers Description
What do children pray for? A best friend? More space? A chance to wear daddy's hat? Children pray for many different things, as illustrated in this wonderful collection. Nikki Grimes' prayer-poems are masterful, and Brenda Joysmith's pastels add a special visual dimension to each. From A Child's Heart will be enjoyed from the very young to the very old.

Citations And Professional Reviews
From a Child's Heart by Nikki Grimes & Brenda Joysmith has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 10/18/1993

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Just Us Books
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.74" Width: 11.26" Height: 0.35"
Weight:   0.83 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2000
Publisher   Just Us Books
Age  9-12
ISBN  0940975440  
ISBN13  9780940975446  

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More About Nikki Grimes & Brenda Joysmith

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the ALA Notable book What is Goodbye? as well as the novels Jazmin s Notebook, Dark Sons, and The Road to Paris, all Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books. She won the Coretta Scott King Author Award for Bronx Masquerade. She lives in Corona, California. Visit her online at
Bryan Collier is the author and illustrator of the Coretta Scott King Award winning book Uptown. He received Caldecott Honors for the books Martin s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, which was also a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book; Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, which received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award; and, most recently, Dave the Potter by Laban Carrick Hill. He lives in New York. You can visit him at"

Nikki Grimes currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.

Nikki Grimes has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dyamonde Daniel (Hardcover)
  2. Dyamonde Daniel (Paperback)

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Nursery Rhymes > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Nursery Rhymes
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Poetry > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Devotional
6Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Prayer
7Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12

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Books > General Interest > Literature & The Arts > Poetry

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