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When You Were Born
By Dianna Hutts Aston and Earl B. Lewis (illustrator)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Candlewick Pr
Publication date July 1, 2004
Pages 32
Binding School and Library
Book category Easy Fiction
ISBN-13 9780763614386
ISBN-10 0763614386
Dimensions 0.25 by 10.25 by 10.50 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.99
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Summary
The joy of life and the magic of birth is captured in this heartfelt tale with poetic text and rich illustrations about a family and a community coming together to celebrate the arrival of a newborn--remembering the past, dreaming of the future, and appreciating the present.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: With poetic language and magnificent, deeply moving paintings, this beautiful book preserves the sense of awe inspired when a baby is born.

When you were born
you came quietly,
and with eyes deep as an ocean
you looked at me . . .

A new baby is born — and as family, friends, and neighbors gather to share the joy, they emerge changed. Their world is redefined as they take a moment to remember the past, imagine the future, and marvel at the tiny miracle before them. In poetry as soothing as a lullaby, Dianna Hutts Aston evokes the sense of reverence that surrounds a newborn like enfolding arms. And in radiant, Chagall-like paintings, unlike any he's published before, Coretta Scott King Award­winning artist E. B. Lewis captures a feeling of wonder that will resonate with anyone who has gazed into the eyes of a newborn child.

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9780763614386 | details & prices | 32 pages | 10.25 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels Preschool | 1.00 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A mother describes the joyful time of her baby's birth and how it was celebrated by family and neighbors.

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