The Wolf of Gubbio by Michael Bedard, Murray Kimber
  

The Wolf of Gubbio

Written by Michael Bedard, Murray Kimber
Illustrated by

Synopsis

The Wolf of Gubbio by Michael Bedard, Murray Kimber

p>At night we lay in bed and listened to the howl of the wolf on the hill. In sleep, we saw his shadow slink along the moonlit wall as the great beast circled the town.No one in Gubbio is safe from the monstrous wolf that stalks them. The townsfolk, armed with pitchforks, travel in groups and never venture out at night.One day a band of strangers comes to town led by the Poverello, the poor one. People say he understands the language of bird and beast. Even so, when he offers to go into the forest and face the wolf, everyone is certain he will never return.What happens between the wolf and the Poverello as they stand face to face, is a matter of trust and understanding. But for the people of Gubbio, and one boy in particular, it is nothing short of a miracle.Based on one of the legends of St. Francis of Assisi, the story may contain some truth. During repairs to a chapel in Gubbio dedicated to the saint, a large wolf's skull was found underneath the flagstones. The Afterword recounts this amazing fact and provides historical details on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Reviews

Stunning artwork accompanies this legend of a wolf who menaces the town of Gubbio until the Poverello, St. Francis of Assisi, brings townspeople and wolf into harmony. Gentle and moving- The Ottawa Citizen. What makes this story so powerful is the beautiful simplicity of the language and the magnificent illustrations.- Resource Links The quiet of Bedard's narrative is deeply powerful, and children will be intrigued by the afterword, which adds a bit of history to the legend about the saint who talked to animals.- Booklist

About the Author

Michael Bedard is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
23 pages

Author

Michael Bedard, Murray Kimber
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Publisher

Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd

Publication date

27th October 2016

ISBN

9780773732506


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