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Make the Earth Your Companion

Make the Earth Your Companion

By J. Patrick Lewis, Illustrated by Balbusso Anna & Elena


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"Make the Earth your companion. Walk lightly on it, as other creatures do." With this powerfully reverent refrain, readers are reminded to treat the world around us with the respect it deserves and the care it needs. Mountains, lakes, rivers, grasslands, forests, deserts—even the sky above—all of our natural environs have some message to impart, if we will but listen. Picturesque illustrations imbue the images with mysticism, making visual connections to not only the words themselves but to the feelings of wonder they evoke.

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Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2017
ISBN: 9781568462691
J. Patrick Lewis has earned a lofty reputation in children's publishing, having authored more than 100 picture books. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Children's Poet Laureate of the United States. Among his other honors are the 2011 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award and the Ohioana Awards' 2004 Alice Louise Wood Memorial Prize. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.

Twin sisters Anna and Elena Balbusso are award-winning Italian artists who have illustrated more than 40 books. Their work, known for its Renaissance sensibility, has been featured in numerous exhibitions and galleries around the world, as well as recognized by such organizations as the Society of Illustrators.