Book Cover Love Circles the World

Written by Marion Young

Illustrated by Christina Mattison Ebert

 

Love Circles the World celebrates love in diverse cultures and countries around the world. Discover how love is shared in concrete ways through the five senses. Hear the songs of a sitar in India. Taste tortillas tingle the tongue in Mexico. See fireworks light up the night sky in the United States of America.

Readers will experience the five senses within each country. See a gigantic dragon kite flying, hear drums rumbling, smell sweet lavender, taste tangy tortillas, and feel rain dripping into the palm of your hand.

​Love Circles the World demonstrates that saying “I love you” is essential, at times actions – loving actions – speak louder than words.

Come on a heartwarming journey from Brazil to Australia, Japan to Egypt, Antarctica to the United States of America.

​Children’s Picture Book
Hardcover, 40 pages
World Map

$15.95

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Benjamin Franklin Award

Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Award for Children’s Picture Book 2016

 

Benjamin Franklin Award

Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Award for Best New Voice 2016

 

Graphic Excellence Award

Graphic Excellent Award Best of Category Children’s Picture Books from the Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast 2016.

 

“Love Circles the World is a beautiful expression of dlove and worldwide cultures.

Chris Silkwood

Artist and Public Art Curator

“. . . all five senses are engaged as they travel the world . . . this book is fun!” –

Christine DeSmet

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Love Circles the World takes parents and children on a vibrant journey around the globe, fueled by the renewable resource of love.”

Rabbi Marshal Klaven

Author of Taste of Torah, a Little Nosh of D’rash

“Marion Young skillfully gives children concrete ways to demonstrate the many facets of love.” 

Dr. Shirley Gruen

Clinical Psychologist

Love Circles the World is an enchanting peek into cultures around the globe. Its message of family and love is so simple it’s sublime.”

Margaret Luka

author of Farthest House

Love Circles the World is a beautiful book. It intrigues children with grand ideas about the world they live in. The narrative is terrific alongside fascinating artwork. Highly recommended.”

Roger Paulding

“A heartfelt message of love . . . an upbeat tale . . . the illustrations have a whimsical feel.” 

Kirkus Reviews

Love Circles the World is perfect for all kids (even this 85-year-old kid), especially preschool to third-grade youngsters. The poetry, pictures, and colors are amazing. I love the world map. And to include the flags of each selected nation is a real coup since it added more color, enhancing the visual effects of the book even further. Thanks a bunch for a well written and amply illustrated book.

Ignacio Gonzalez

English Teacher, Retired

“The picture book Love Circles the World works on so many levels. Marion Young and illustrator Christina Mattison Ebert have fashioned a warm and magical trip that defines love. Children (and adults reading to children) will find all five senses engaged as they travel the world, exploring other countries and cultures while witnessing acts of love. This book shows children how to show love toward others. And this book is fun! I smiled a lot. I especially enjoyed the cleverly illustrated gondola ride inside the giant bowl of pasta in Italy. A highly recommended book.” 

Christine DeSmet

fiction author and writing teacher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Thanks a bunch for the well written and amply illustrated book. I love the world map.”  Ignacio Gonzalez, English Teacher

Ignacio Gonzalez

English Teacher

Love Circles the World is an enchanting peek into cultures around the globe. Its message of family and love is so simple it’s sublime. The artwork is elegant and touching. Love Circles the World is certain to become a favorite, inspirational book children will read over and over. I’m a fan of Marion Young and hope she gives us many more such uplifting books in the future.

Margaret Lukas

author of Farthest House

Love Circles the World takes parents and children alike on a vibrant journey around the globe, fueled by the renewable resource of love. Through Christina Ebert’s dynamic depictions, author Marion Young’s words leap off the page and go straight into our children’s hearts. This book is sure to leave the next generation feeling optimistic about the world, so their dreams may stay alive whether they are sleeping or wide awake!

Rabbi Marshal Klaven

Author of Taste of Torah: A Little Nosh of D'rash

Love Circles the World is a delightful book combing fun and fantasy while providing parents and teachers an educational tool to discuss feelings. Often children do not know how to express their emotions. Love Circles the World introduces children to feelings in a unique and engaging manner. It is only a short step from understanding the emtoions presented in the book and recognizing one’s own. The author, Marion Young, skillfully gives children concrete ways to demonstrate the many facets of love. I highly recommend Love Circles the World.

Dr. Shirley Gruen

Clinical Psychologist

“Artistic with stunning pictures and poetry . . . a wonderful book as a learning tool on different cultures.” 

Dr. Deena Gandhi

M.D.

Love Circles the World shows people of all cultures share love with other humans or with nature, despite their differences – or perhaps, in the midst of their differences . . . recommended to parents interested in showing kids various cultures – the differences that make us unique and the similarity that binds us all.” 

Ashley Elizabeth Blair Tetzlaff

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All illustrations by Christina Mattison Ebert