Brother Sun, Sister Moon

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Intricate, water-colored paper cuts make for an old-fashioned delight in Katherine Paterson’s reimagining of Saint Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures.  I was initially struck by the use of black—an unusual choice in a picture book.  The black allows the intricacies of the Scherenschnitte (the name for this type of paper cutting) to pop. […]