Peace Is an Offering - La paz es una ofrenda

by Annette LeBox

Other authorsStephanie Graegin (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2015



Call number

S 813 LEB



Call number

S 813 LEB


Illustrations and simple, rhyming text show different ways that peace can be found, made, and shared.

Local notes

Children's story about giving from the heart. Children find simple, meaningful ways to show friends, neighbors, and family that they care.


Penguin Young Readers (2015)

Original publication date



0399186700 / 9780399186707


(11 ratings; 4)

User reviews

LibraryThing member Sullywriter
A simple, comforting poem about finding peace in relationships and everyday things.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
"Peace is an offering. / A muffin or peach. / A birthday invitation. / A trip to the beach. / Peace is gratitude for simple things. / Light through a leaf, a dragonfly's wings. / A kiss on the cheek, raindrops and dew. / A walk in the park, a bowl of hot stew." So begins Annette LeBox's poetic picture-book meditation on the subject of peace, whether that be living a peaceful life personally, maintaining peace with friends and acquaintances, or finding peace after tragedy.

Peace Is an Offering is a sweet, thoughtful book, one which explores the idea of peace from a variety of perspectives. I appreciated that multiple ideas of peace - as an experience, as a practice - were addressed, and that the idea of peace as something you can build through thoughtfulness and kindness was highlighted throughout. There is one scene which clearly references the events of 9/11 - the text speaks of the "rubble of a fallen tower," while the artwork depicts a mother and two children sitting on a park bench, looking at the Brooklyn Bridge - which I found very moving. The artwork by Stephanie Graegin is colorful and appealing, depicting a diverse range of children and adults, all interacting in a peaceful way. Recommended to anyone looking for children's stories that address the theme of peace - how to live peacefully, and how to pursue a sense of peace within oneself.
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LibraryThing member wichitafriendsschool
In this book or short, simple rhyme, children find peace in many every-day things.
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