Friday, May 20, 2011


The Book of Dun Cow
is now a favorite.
Walter Wangerin wrote
with such deep biblical
imagination and whimsy
that I couldn't put it down.

I wish my boys were still
young so I could read it
out loud to them. They
would have begged to

I still am pondering the
title. Any ideas?

"Under her breath she prayed
blessings upon the heads of the
Pins ( baby chicks of Chauntecleer)
continually. Continually?
Why, she had never ceased to pray
for them since their birth. With
words she was constructing a
defense around them, against
danger, against disease, against
ill will, misfortune. All alone,
in the secret of her soul, she was
building peace and their good
growth ~~ and that with words."


melissa said...

Have never read this and you make me curious. Will hunt it down. :)

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

That little tidbit you gave us makes me want to read more....another book to find - yippee!