The First Book of Bells Author:Helen Jill Fletcher Wherever there are people you will hear bells. Most of us live our lives to the sound of them. There are door bells, alarm clock bells, elevator bells, church bells, dinner bells, cow bells--and endless chorus of bells! — In this book the author tells the story of bells that began with the clicking of two stones together and grew into the music... more » of the world's great carillons. Here are primitive tree bells booming in the night, church bells that speak with the voice of God, bells in jungles and deserts, and bells at sea. Do you know why animals wear bells? The author will tell you. Do you know how bells are made, who first hung a bell on top of a church, how bell towers began? Do you know that bells were once used as weapons of war?
This is a book of fascinating fact and legend for all those who love the sound of bells.« less