Author(s): Steve Dobell
This is an enchanting collection of poems and prayers suitable for children, to evoke thought and contemplation, and a sense of peace and calm. It is illustrated throughout with beautiful fine-art paintings from the great artists, to create a perfect gift volume. Stunning works of art illustrate the text, with reproductions of works by artists such as William Holman Hunt, Samuel Sidley, William Henry Hunt, the Master of Castello, Pellizza de Volpedo and Renoir. It features prayers from renowned poets including Isaac Watts, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Charles Kingsley. This exquisite volume is a collection of prayers, inspirational offerings and reflective devotions that any child will love to say and use by themselves or with family and friends. With prayers suited to every mood and occasion, the book offers thoughts for times of joy and thankfulness, to temper worry and despair, blessings on waking, hopes for the future, prayers to end suffering and for peace on earth, as well as special prayers to keep us safe while sleeping. From Milton to Coleridge, and from the Lord's Prayer to Native American song, this anthology combines thoughts and words that have lived on for centuries. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout with numerous fine-art paintings depicting scenes from the Bible, children at play and at prayer, as well as many other reminders of the joys and hopes of living.
Steve Dobell, the compiler of this volume, is a talented and creative writer and editor of many literary and reference works. His special area of interest is the arts, and he has an abiding love and knowledge of literature and poetry, both English and classical.