author/Tomie dePaola

"One morning during Mass, Francis heard these words of Jesus from the Gospel: 'Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer deserves his food.' Francis took off his shoes and threw away his walking stick and the cloak he wore to keep warm. He threw away his belt and tied a piece of rope around his rough robe. Full of joy, he went up to Assisi and sang about the wonderful love of God. He was so happy that he began to dance. And he danced and danced. 'It is Francis, the son of di Bernardone,' someone said. 'I am Francis, the poor man of Assisi,' said Francis. This captivating story of Saint Francis and his companion Saint Clare is beautifully told in Tomie dePaola's simple and powerful style. The artist's stunning illustrations--in the deep earth tones of the Italian city of Assisi--convey the extraordinary spirit of the Poor Man of Assisi: his love, humility, and joy"

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.

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, telling the complete story of St. Francis in a simple and powerful style, with so many inspiring details of his humble life. Illustrated with dePaola's inspiring and delicate artwork in deep earth tones watercolors.

Binding: Hardcover  48 pages
Pub Date: March 05, 2020
ISBN: 1621643697    EAN: 9781621643692