God Is in the Mountain

God Is in the Mountain Keats explores the universality of spiritual thought in this distinguished picture book first published in Quoting simple phrases from disparate religious traditions he threads together ancient
  • Title: God Is in the Mountain
  • Author: Ezra Jack Keats
  • ISBN: 9780805031683
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Keats explores the universality of spiritual thought in this distinguished picture book, first published in 1966 Quoting simple phrases from disparate religious traditions, he threads together ancient and modern ideas of spirituality, celebrating both their diversity and commonality Full color.
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    1. FROM WEBSITE Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, Ezra Jack Keats crossed social boundaries by being the first American picture book maker to give the black child a central place in children s literature.In the books that Keats wrote and illustrated, he used his special artistic techniques to portray his subjects in a unique manner One of these was his blending of gouache with collage Gouache is an opaque watercolor mixed with a gum that produces an oil like glaze.The characters in Keats books come from the community around him Many of his stories illustrate family life, the simple pleasures and complex problems, that a child often encounters in his daily routine To create his books, Keats drew upon his own childhood experiences, from having to flee from bullies to taking a ribbing from his pals for liking girls But these are also the experiences of almost all children growing up in neighborhoods and communities in many parts of the world This commonality explains the continuing popularity of Keats books and characters By the time of Keats death following a heart attack in 1983, Keats had illustrated over eighty five books for children, and written and illustrated twenty four children s classics.

    2. In bringing together brief lines from different religious groups holy books, Keats tries to bring together a singular spiritual perspective in his 1966 picture book He establishes at the beginning of this brief picture book that This is a collection of voices and intimations They speak to us from different times and different places What they have in common is the awareness of dimension without which life is indeed meaningless While I appreciate the multicultural approach in this book, the illus [...]

    3. This fits Keats well His books feature kids from different backgrounds coming together to live their lives Here he weaves together quotes from different religions to show some differences, but in the end many similarities It is quiet and peaceful It s a very nice book.

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