My Symphony

My Symphony

by Mary Engelbreit




In her first illustrated children's book since The Snow Queen, Mary Engelbreit puts her lavish touch to a reverent and radiant poem by nineteenth-century clergyman William Henry Channing. "My Symphony", a brief yet powerful verse, lists eighteen inspirational ways to live a virtuous life; Mary Engelbreit's eighteen original illustrations accompany them and help children visualize how they can grow up strong and pure, too.

In addition to his pastoral duties, Channing was also a reformer and author. He came from a distinguished New England family that made significant contributions to literature, religion, and public service. When Mary Engelbreit read Channing's poem, she immediately fell in love with it and felt inspired to illustrate his words. The result is a tantalizingly gorgeous book that communicates "My Symphony" in a new and breathtaking fashion.

Mary's fans will want this book for its forthright expressions of traditional values, the kind of values they associate very strongly with Mary herself. In addition, parents will cherish this beautiful volume for the way it illustrates the fine art of living to their children. All in all, My Symphony is the perfect book to give to that special child or to keep and enjoy for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836236743
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/1997
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 9.26(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great gift! Each phrase of Channing's poem is illustrated so perfectly. Mine sits on my coffee table. People read it all the time. It is a heartwarming book. I give it each year to my choir student of the year (if it is a female). It is a reminder that symphony is so much more than music.