Ed Young's lush tribute to the heart of emotion and to the beauty of the Chinese language, now in a small, perfect gift size.In this deeply personal book, Ed Young explores twenty-six Chinese characters, each describing a feeling or emotion, and each containing the symbol for the heart. Through stunning collage art that interprets the visual elements within each character,Ed Young's lush tribute to the heart of emotion and to the beauty of the Chinese language, now in a small, perfect gift size.In this deeply personal book, Ed Young explores twenty-six Chinese characters, each describing a feeling or emotion, and each containing the symbol for the heart. Through stunning collage art that interprets the visual elements within each character, Young uncovers layers of meanings for words such as joy and sorrow, respect and rudeness. He invites readers to probe the full range of their own emotions and he gives a context for discussing ethics and the similarities between old and new, East and West. It's a book for those who love the beauty of language and the beauty of the heart....
|Title||:||Voices of the Heart|
|Number of Pages||:||72 Pages|
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Voices of the Heart Reviews
Published in 2003 by Scholastic PressInterest Level: 5th Grade+This is a great book where Ed Young explores different Chinese characters that have the heart character in them. Many of these words are about character traits that are a deep part of Chinese/Asian culture. The idea of dissecting characters, defining them, and determining a related meaning from one part the other is a genius idea. Personally, I had always known that this was how Chinese characters were formed and how meaning was ascribed, but Ed Young presents it in such a fresh, concise way that I was taken aback by the many meanings and connections between the various parts of the characters. Additionally, the illustrations mimic the characters and their meanings. The illustrations are instantly recognizable as part of the explanation of the character and serve to bring a greater depth to the study.I think that this short book is a great way to introduce the Chinese language and the idea of a language based on pictures and meaning. Ed Young definitely creates an authentic work of art through this book that honors and explores the Chinese culture in a deeper way.
Picture BookI lost interest less than 1/4 of the way through this book and then flipped through the rest. The reason was this is not a story book; it is an explanation of Chinese symbols. The author has chosen 26 Chinese symbols that include a heart and then breaks down the parts to explain what each one means. For example, the symbol for respect has the signs for 20, hands, and a heart. Therefore, the twenty pairs of hands represent twenty generations. Acknowledging the wisdom of older generations shows respect. The symbol for respect is then shown in collage and ink form. I could see how this could be used in a high school Chinese language or culture class, but Emily's suggestion was the best--keep it in a tattoo parlor so people get the tattoo they really want.
This is the most amazing book ever! I love it! I’m ordering it right away for myself. I love the meanings and symbols of Asia culture because they always seem so wise. This books defines the meanings and symbols of 26 Chinese characters as they relate to the heart. It is an amazing book for Adults. I think that kids would enjoy the illustrations and appreciate the cultural meaning, high schoolers and particularly adults would enjoy and appreciate the meaning within.
In this book are the 26 Chinese symbols that include the symbol for "heart." Heart is a component of 26 other emotional states. Young accompanies each congi symbol with a collage illustration and an explanation of each of the component symbols. Extremely interesting and beautiful!
This is one of my all-time favorite kids' books. It's especially good for years when Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day coincide. I read it to my second graders and then we create our own "Voices of the Heart" book making individual collages and "heart" statements. I love Ed Young!
"ForgivenessThe heart accepts everything.The heart forgives when it accepts and acknowledges conflict without blame.""ForgivenessThe heart accepts everything.The heart forgives when it accepts and acknowledges conflict without blame."