Saint Francis of Assisi by Joyce Denham


Saint Francis of Assisi by Joyce Denham

The life of St Francis is copiously recorded in several near-contemporary biographies. From these is drawn an account of his astonishingly influential life as a devoted follower of Jesus. There are also several stories about him and a handful of of his writings which deserve special showcasing. This book interweaves the elements to create a book that can be enjoyed as a whole or tackled in shorter episodes. The result is inspiring and heartwarming.


'Here is a special book, beautifully produced with softly coloured, charming illustrations.'

'Delightfully told and beautifully illustrated.'

About the Author

Joyce Denham has a growing reputation as the author: she wrote several prayers in the Celtic tradition published in A Child's Book of Celtic Prayers and is the author of Stories of the Saints, also from Lion. Joyce is an American whose family roots lie in the Celtic fringes of the British Isles and she is a passionate researcher of the wisdom of the Celtic past. Born in Alessandria in 1970. She is a graduate of the European Institute of Design in Milan, where she lives and works. She has been a freelance illustrator since 1993, working mainly in childrens books . She is the illustrator of the Usborne Family Bible and the Usborne Shakespeare series. Since 2000, Elena has worked mostly for Usborne Publishing. She has illustrated The Family Bible, The First Christmas, Stories from Shakespeare, Snowy Day, The Gingerbread Man and Lullabies for them. Elena has also illustrated Gib mir Wurzeln for the German publisher Gabriel, and Le Scarpette di Murano for Mpndadori. She has done many book cover illustrations including several for Sperling and Kupfer and Mondolibri in Italy and circa 10 covers for Christrian Focus Publications in Scotland.

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 7 To 9


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Publication date

3rd April 2008



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