The O in Hope: A Poem of Wonder, By Luci Shaw alt

The O in Hope

A Poem of Wonder

by Luci Shaw
Illustrated by Ned Bustard

The O in Hope
  • Length: 32 pages
  • Published: November 02, 2021
  • Imprint: IVP Kids
  • Item Code: A0266
  • ISBN: 9781514002667

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What do an orangutan, an ostrich, an orange, and the ocean all have in common?
They all begin with the letter O!
But other words also have an O—words like mouth or moon or wow,
and even the word hope.

Combining a joyful poem from the much-celebrated poet Luci Shaw with playful cut-paper art created by Ned Bustard, The O in Hope helps us experience the goodness of God's gifts of hope and love.

This delightful book can be enjoyed by children and the adults who read with them. Also included is a note from the author to encourage further conversation about the content.

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"How delightful to have the wide-eyed wonder of Luci Shaw's poetry combined with the vibrant playfulness of Ned Bustard's art! Kids and grownups alike will love The O in Hope. This book is my new go-to gift for baby showers and little ones' birthdays."

Katie Manning, author of Tasty Other and The Gospel of the Bleeding Woman

"I think I've been waiting all my life for a children's book by Luci Shaw (There's an O in obviously, after all!)—not only because I long to have the faith of a child, but also because this book introduces one of my favorite poets to my young sons. May this book be a gateway to Luci's body of work and, best of all, to the hope she proclaims."

Sarah Arthur, author of A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeline L'Engle and editor of At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time

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Luci Shaw

Luci Shaw is a poet, an editor, a retreat leader, a lecturer, and the author of forty books, including Thumbprint in the Clay, The Adventure of Ascent, and The Genesis of It All. Luci and her husband live in Bellingham, Washington, where she enjoys sailing, tent camping, knitting, gardening, and wilderness photography.