cover image On Morning Wings

On Morning Wings

Reeve Lindbergh. Candlewick Press (MA), $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-1106-4

Often breathtaking watercolor-and-collage illustrations by Holly Meade illuminate On Morning Wings by Reeve Lindbergh, a verse adaptation of Psalm 139 that previously appeared in Lindbergh's In Every Tiny Grain of Sand: A Child's Book of Prayers and Praise (2000). Meade's visual story line shows four children spending an idyllic summer day together outdoors. The striking use of light, reflected in water or filtered by a campfire, conveys the natural reverence of the text with seeming spontaneity. (Sept.)