Tuesday, March 16, 2021

A Peaceable Kingdom

Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen 1978

The Shakers were a religious group that envisioned an egalitarian community devoted to a simple way of life.  Although they had some flourishing communities, they didn't believe in marriage or procreation and eventually they dwindled and died out. As austere as their beliefs might have seemed, they managed to produce this whimsical animal alphabet rhyme as a tool to teach children to read.  Alice and Martin Provensens iconic illustrations have made it a classic.   

I have also happen to have a clean paperback copy for sale on my Ebay shop.  

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