A new edition of a beloved book on Brother Francis of Assisi by internationally acclaimed illustrator and author of children's books, Tomie dePaola.
Among his many wonderful books on saints, this one fulfilled his lifelong ambition to bring the story of St. Francis to people of all ages and cultures. Drawing on his extensive artistic background, primary source material, and two trips to Assisi, he has made this dream come true with this volume.
While aimed at children ages 5 and up, it is suitable for all ages, and relates the complete story of St. Francis in a simple and powerful style, including many inspiring details of his humble life.
Illustrated with dePaola's uplifting and delicate artwork in deep earth tones watercolors.
Hardcover. 48 pages.
"In lively prose and folksy paintings, dePaola tells of the Italian brother who forsook his worldly possessions to travel from village to village helping the poor and sheltering animals."
— Publisher's Weekly
About the Author:
Tomie dePaola is the beloved Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor award-winning author and/or illustrator of over 200 books. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association for his "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children," the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, and the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association.