for The Secret World of Hildegard by Jonah Winter and Jeanette Winter
Son and mother team Jonah and Jeanette Winter create a stunning biog raphy of Hildegard, a remarkable woman who lived during the Middle Ages. As a child she had visions of an invisible world but never shared them, which led to headaches and bouts of confinement. Eventually, her parents sent her to a monastery, where after many years she heard God’s voice urging her to share her visions. In finally doing so, she wrote scientific books and com posed music. The simple text is extended by the rich illustrations on facing pages. Author’s notes and a bibliography are provided. NYPL Best Book for Reading and Sharing. nlh
Hildegard von Bingen composed hymns and symphonies, painted glorious pictures, compiled books on medicine, and wrote religious revelations of such ethereal beauty that they inspired the respect of Popes and kings--all in the Dark Ages when most people were illiterate and women were disdained.
Now Jonah Winter teams up once again with his mother, the award-winning illustrator Jeanette Winter, to bring you Hildegard's remarkable story. The result is a lyrical biography that captures Hildegard's faith and beauty--and celebrates the courage it took for a singular woman to let her light shine.