What Is Given from the Heart Book
What Is Given from the Heart Book
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What Is Given from the Heart

Written by Patricia C McKissack and illustrated by April Harrison

Published by Random House Children's Books


Publisher's Summary

This final, magnificent picture book from three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack is a poignant and uplifting celebration of the joy of giving.

"Misery loves company," Mama says to James Otis. It's been a rough couple of months for them, but Mama says as long as they have their health and strength, they're blessed. One Sunday before Valentine's Day, Reverend Dennis makes an announcement during the service— the Temples have lost everything in a fire, and the church is collecting anything that might be useful to them. James thinks hard about what he can add to the Temple's "love box," but what does he have worth giving? With her extraordinary gift for storytelling, McKissack—with stunning illustrations by Harrison—delivers a touching, powerful tale of compassion and reminds us all that what is given from the heart, reaches the heart.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2019
  • ISBN: 0375836152
  • ISBN 13: 978-0375836152
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This is a beautiful book! The illustrations are phenomenal and the message is one that sinks deep into the soul—the joy that comes from giving not from our plenty but from our own lack.

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