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Author Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

Title How sweet the sound : the story of Amazing grace / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Frank Morrison.

Publication Info. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Harris Library - Juvenile Collection  BV330.N48 W43 2018    On Display at Harris
Description 41 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary An incredibly moving picture book biography of the man behind the hymn "Amazing Grace" and the living legacy of the song by Caldecott Honor winning author Carole Boston Weatherford and award-winning illustrator Frank Morrison. One stormy night at sea, a wayward man named John Newton feared for his life. In his darkest hour he fell to his knees and prayed and somehow the battered ship survived the storm. Grateful, he changed his ways and became a minister, yet he still owned a slave ship. But in time, empathy touched his heart. A changed man, he used his powerful words to help end slavery in England. Those words became the hymn "Amazing Grace," a song that has lifted the spirit and given comfort across time and all over the world.
Subject Newton, John, 1725-1807 -- Juvenile literature.
Amazing grace (Hymn) -- Juvenile literature.
Hymn writers -- England -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Picture books for children.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Music.
Genre/Form Stories in rhyme.
Picture books.
Added Author Morrison, Frank, 1971- illustrator.
ISBN 9781481472067 (hardcover)
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