A beautiful retelling of the life of Saint Nicholas Many stories are told about Saint Nicholas -- stories about his generosity and his miracles, stories about the concern he showed for those in povert
A beautiful retelling of the life of Saint Nicholas
Many stories are told about Saint Nicholas -- stories about his generosity and his miracles, stories about the concern he showed for those in poverty. This warm, inviting books tells many of these stories, both familiar and lesser-known. It recounts how he ended a famine by multiplying grain from a merchant ship and how he walked on water to rescue sailors from a terrible storm. And, of course, it tells the story of how Nicholas gave his inheritance to prevent a desperate man from selling his daughters into slavery.
Anselm Grun’s simple, graceful text and Giuliano Ferri’s beautiful paintings combine to provide the perfect way to introduce young readers to the rich life of this beloved saint.
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"A fine introduction to the patron saint of children."
"Ferri's appealing illustrations offer expressive characters and sweeping, panoramic views of the scenes from the life of the saint, with glowing light illuminating each painting."
The Horn Book
"Beautifully illustrated. . . . Luminous paintings on full-bleed double-page spreads capture the saint's humanity as well as the Greek-Turkish Mediterranean setting."
Christian Library Journal
"Anselm Grun's writing style is simple and to the point as he unfolds the tales of Saint Nicholas. Though he presents several stories from Nicholas's life, the story flows smoothly from event to event. . . . Illustrator Giuliano Ferri brings the setting and characters to life through his artwork."
Catholic Library World
"An excellent introduction to this saint and his life given the few actual details that are known of him. Recommended for schools, public libraries, and religious education classes."
"In this brief, beautiful hardcover edition, youngsters will find the perfect introduction to St. Nicholas. Legends and traditions both familiar and lesser known will instruct and inspire. Expressive illustrations should captivate even the smallest among us as parents, grandparents, or older children read aloud. Let these lessons of compassion and generosity inspire all to live by his example."
The Living Church
"However much you know or do not know about Nicholas, you and your children will be sure to love him - or love him more - after reading this book."
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Anselm Grun is a Benedictine monk who has written approximately 300 books that have been translated into 30 different languages. He is considered around the world to be an important spiritual writer. He lives in Germany.
Giuliano Ferri has illustrated over thirty-five children's books, published both internationally and in the U.S. His most recent titles include Peace on Earth: Poems and Prayers for Peace (Lion Hudson) and Ant and Grasshopper (Margaret K. McElderry). Giuliano lives in Italy.