The Legend of Saint Nicholas by Anselm Grun
  

The Legend of Saint Nicholas

Written by Anselm Grun
Illustrated by

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The Legend of Saint Nicholas by Anselm Grun

Reviews

Booklist A fine introduction to the patron saint of children. Kirkus Reviews 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. Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

The Horn Book

Christian Library Journal

Catholic Library World

Liguorian

The Living Church

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.

Beautifully illustrated. . . . Luminous paintings on full-bleed double-page spreads capture the saint's humanity as well as the Greek-Turkish Mediterranean setting.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Beautifully illustrated. . . . Luminous paintings on full-bleed double-page spreads capture the saint's humanity as well as the Greek-Turkish Mediterranean setting.

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.

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.

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years

Author

Anselm Grun
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Publisher

William B Eerdmans Publishing Co

Publication date

25th September 2014

ISBN

9780802854346


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