At Break of Day

by Nikki Grimes and Paul Morin

An unusual retelling of the scriptural creation story links the prologue to the Gospel... read more

An unusual retelling of the scriptural creation story links the prologue to the Gospel of John and the Book of Hebrews with the first chapter of Genesis. “Once upon a time there was no time...There was no earth, or sky, or sea. There was only darkness and the waters of the deep and a father and son who watched over them. The son, knowing exactly what was in his father’s heart, asked, 'Now, Father?’ And the father said, 'Yes, Son. Now.’ ” Canadian artist Paul Morin’s richly hued collage assemblages invite awe and reflection, just as Grimes suggests in her writing. The exciting combination of gifts inspires further thought. (Ages 9- 12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000

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