Turn! Turn! Turn!

Turn! Turn! Turn!


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For thousands of years, Ecclesiastes' beautiful words have inspired and given solace to people all over the world.

Pete Seeger was so moved by these words that he set the poem to music and added a refrain and a line of his own. "Turn! Turn! Turn" was recorded in 1962 by the Byrds. You can still hear the song on the radio today -- more than forty years later.

Now Wendy Anderson Halperin lends her talent and artistic vision to the famous song, creating a book like no other. Wendy's art invites you to turn, turn, turn the pages and investigate all the different ways people live and laugh, love and mourn, and the ways in which war and peace affect humanity.

It's your turn now, to read the words of Ecclesiastes, listen to Pete Seeger's music, gaze at Wendy Anderson Halperin's illustrations, and contemplate what being human is all about.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689852350
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 09/01/2003
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.82(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.49(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

May 3, 1919

Date of Death:

January 27, 2014

Place of Birth:

Patterson, NY

Place of Death:

New York City, NY

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Turn Turn Turn 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A beautiful picture book using a circular season motif to illustrate Pete Seeger's adaptation of the famous passage from Ecclesiastes. Seasons of the year, seasons of life, seasons of change. Beautiful. Lee used this song and this passage as the basis of a graduation speech he gave in 2000, so it is dear to my heart. The book is accompanied by a CD featuring both a Seeger performance and the more famous Byrds' recording.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This excellent book of the popular verses from Eccelsiastes has good circular illustrations with much to entertain the eye. The book also includes a page telling how Seeger wrote the song, and how it was first recorded by the Byrds. The compact disc has Seeger's acoustic rendition of the song followed by the Byrds' rendition. I bought this for our Lutheran church library and it will prove to be quite popular for use during Sunday School and also the home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is beautiful! These verses from Ecclesiastes have meaning for many people, and the illustrations are appropriate for children and adults. I used these verses for my husband's funeral and this adaptation is very comforting. It is comparable to Leo and Diane Dillon's 'To Everything there is a Season' which is distinctive also.