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Prayer for a Child

Prayer for a Child is a 1944 book by Rachel Field. Its artwork by Elizabeth Orton Jones won it a Caldecott Medal in 1945.[1] The whole book is narrated by a little girl, but it represents children as a whole. It reflects their love of God, and their gentleness to humankind as a whole.

Prayer for a Child
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Author Rachel Field
Illustrator Elizabeth Orton Jones
Country United States
Genre Children's picture book
Publisher The Macmillan Company
Publication date
1944

QuoteEdit

"Bless this soft and waiting bed where I presently shall be wrapped in sweet security."—the first sentence

Critical receptionEdit

Prayer for a Child received positive reviews. Kirkus Reviews described it as "A beautiful piece of bookmaking".[2] The New York Times said "The pictures and the prayer itself speak to a child in a child's language; older people will find this little volume beautiful, moving and deeply satisfying."[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
  2. ^ "PRAYER FOR A CHILD by Rachel Field | Kirkus Reviews". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  3. ^ ANNE T. EATON "Fall Harvest for Younger Readers." New York Times (1923-Current file): 2. Nov 12 1944. ProQuest. Web. 21 Jan. 2016 .
Awards
Preceded by
Many Moons
Caldecott Medal recipient
1945
Succeeded by
The Rooster Crows