Item description for To Everything There Is A Season by Jude Daly...
Overview Presents an illustrated version of the well-known words of Ecclesiastes taken from the King James Bible.
Publishers Description <p>The well-loved words of Ecclesiastes take on new life and meaning in the sun-baked rural setting of a South African homestead. Sowing, planting, and reaping through the wet and dry seasons, going to market, day-to-day dealings with neighbors and acquaintances, love and hostility, the sadness of mourning and the joy of celebration with family and friends — Judy Daly portrays an ageless world, studded with color and miniature detail, in this very special book.</p>
From The Book Jacket <p>The well-loved words of Ecclesiastes take on new life and meaning in the sun-baked rural setting of a South African homestead. Sowing, planting, and reaping through the wet and dry seasons, going to market, day-to-day dealings with neighbors and acquaintances, love and hostility, the sadness of mourning and the joy of celebration with family and friends — Judy Daly portrays an ageless world, studded with color and miniature detail, in this very special book.</p>
From Publishers Weekly With sunny watercolors created in a delicate, almost-miniature scale, Daly
interprets the familiar words of Ecclesiastes. A small farm by the sea
provides an evocative setting for the life cycles of the natural world and of
a family. As the simple text reads "A time to be born," a pregnant woman rests
outside the farmhouse while the patriarch works on his fishing net and their
daughter plays with a doll. Above the words "and a time to die," readers see
only the boots of an old-woman neighbor (observed previously tending her cow),
outside of her darkened, shuttered hut. As time passes and seasons change, so
does the family change and grow with its surroundings. All the while, readers
are whisked away to what is presumably the artist's native South Africa via
the soothing and enormously appealing illustrations. A final page spotlights
the full Biblical passage Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. All ages. (Feb.) Copyright
2006 Reed Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews To Everything There Is A Season by Jude Daly has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 01/30/2006 page 72
Kirkus Review - Children - 02/01/2006 page 129
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks - 02/01/2006 page 260
School Library Journal - 03/01/2006 page 216
Booklist - 04/15/2006 page 50
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2006 page 373
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Studio: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 10.98" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2006
Publisher WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0802852866 ISBN13 9780802852861
Availability 0 units.
More About Jude Daly
Alice McGill is an award-winning author and professional storyteller. Among her books is the ALA Notable Molly Bannaky, winner of the 2000 IRA Picture Book Award and the 2000 Jane Addams Award. Alice McGill has toured to collect and tell stories in thirty-nine states, Canada, the West Indies, and South Africa. She lives with her husband in Columbia, Maryland.
Reviews - What do customers think about To Everything There Is A Season?
An picture book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Feb 4, 2009
To Everything There Is a Season, illustrated by Jude Daly, uses the words of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 as its text. The text is broken down into sentences, and partial sentences, throughout the book. Each section of text has its own illustration. Some pages contain a single illustration; some are divided into two separate ones. The words, "A time to love," are illustrated with a drawing of a family standing together in a doorway, with their arms around each other, the family dog beside them. A picture of a youngster losing hold of his kite string is used for "a time to weep." The full text of the Bible passage is given at the end of the book.
What I Like: I like the illustrations. Each picture is simply drawn and colored, yet filled with action and/or emotion.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Age Appeal: Reading level for ages 4-8.
Christine M. Irvin - Christian Children's Book Review
Nice... but it's not magic Mar 11, 2008
To everything there is a season is a wondeful verse taken from the Bible... and while the book is presented well, some of the power of the words are lost. It was a nice book... but it did not carry the magic I had hoped it would.
Bible verses and illustrations that make you think Oct 25, 2007
The first eight verses of the third chapter of Ecclesiastes constitute the text of this lovely picture book. This is a book to look at carefully, to think about, and to discuss. The biblical passage contains some challenging concepts, including hate and killing, but tackling the ideas with your children in this picture book format makes the teaching job easier.
The words are from the poetic King James Version of the Bible, and Jude Daly's scenes of life on a seaside farm in South Africa are gentle. For example, her illustration for "a time of war" is simply a field of crosses. It is part of a two-page spread and paired with the phrase "and a time of peace." The larger illustration features a wonderful, long rainbow that family members admire.
Although aimed at young children, all ages will enjoy thinking about this Bible passage and looking at the illustrations by this South African artist.
Below are the familiar words used in the book:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.