Prayer for a Child
|Illustrator||Elizabeth Orton Jones|
|Genre||Children's picture book|
|Publisher||The Macmillan Company|
Prayer for a Child is a 1944 book by Rachel Field. Its artwork by Elizabeth Orton Jones won it a Caldecott Medal in 1945. The whole book is narrated by a little girl, but it represents children as a whole. It reflects their love of God, and their gentleness to humankind as a whole.
Prayer for a Child received positive reviews. Kirkus Reviews described it as "A beautiful piece of bookmaking". The New York Times said "The pictures and the prayer itself speak to a child in a child's language; older people will find this little volume beautiful, moving and deeply satisfying."
- American Library Association: Caldecott Medal Winners, 1938 - Present. URL accessed 27 May 2009.
- "PRAYER FOR A CHILD by Rachel Field | Kirkus Reviews". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
- ANNE T. EATON "Fall Harvest for Younger Readers." New York Times (1923-Current file): 2. Nov 12 1944. ProQuest. Web. 21 Jan. 2016 .
| Caldecott Medal recipient