Psalms for young children

Marie-Hélène Delval

Book - 2007

Paraphrased selection of psalms.

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Children's Room j223.2/Delval Due Sep 1, 2022
Subjects
Published
Grand Rapids, MI : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2007.
Language
English
French
Item Description
Originally published: France : Editions Jeunesse, 2003.
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN
9780802853226
0802853226
Main Author
Marie-Hélène Delval (-)
Other Authors
Arno (illustrator)
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

K-Gr 3— Each psalm expresses feelings familiar to children: fear and uncertainty, comfort and contentment, amazement and gratitude. The sacred songs, paraphrased in simple, child-friendly language, celebrate the beautiful world, which is protected by God's all-encompassing love, and provide a sense of reassurance. Psalm 23 reads, "God is my shepherd./He leads me in the right/direction. And even if I have to/walk in a dark place,/I am not scared./I know nothing will hurt me/if I walk with God!" Organized in numerical order, the selections are printed in a large, readable font. The book ends on a joyous note with Psalm 150, "Hallelujah!" On each spread, the verse faces a full-page illustration. The magical paintings feature exotic settings, bold outlines, and rich hues. They are filled with images of children and the natural world. The final psalm is accompanied by a picture of three children dancing and playing musical instruments under a golden sky, which adeptly mirrors the celebratory tone of the collection.—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA [Page 114]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A collection of expressive and emotional Psalms is paraphrased for young readers and uses simple yet powerful imagery to help children talk about their feelings to God.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The biblical Psalms describe a whole range of emotions, from joy and wonder to sadness and regret. This collection of Psalms, paraphrased for young readers, uses simple yet powerful imagery to help children express their feelings.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The Psalms describe a whole range of emotions, from joy and wonder to sadness and regret. This collection of Psalms, paraphrased for young readers, uses simple yet powerful imagery to help children express their feelings