When You Were Born
When You Were Born
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When You Were Born

Written by Dianna Hutts Aston & illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Published by Candlewick
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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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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    August 19, 2004
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    Reading Age
    2 - 4 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
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