Saint Francis and the Wolf

Saint Francis and the Wolf This retelling of one of the lesser known of Saint Francis of Assisi s lessons centers on the great wolf of Gubbio a ferocious canine who terrified a town slowly reducing it to penury and starvation

  • Title: Saint Francis and the Wolf
  • Author: Jane Langton Ilse Plume
  • ISBN: 9781567923209
  • Page: 286
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This retelling of one of the lesser known of Saint Francis of Assisi s lessons centers on the great wolf of Gubbio, a ferocious canine who terrified a town, slowly reducing it to penury and starvation Brother Francis hears of their plight and, with his tenderness, tames the wolf.

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    1. Very attractive, but oddly the pictures only are a fraction of the page and leave open a lot of empty white space. I'm not sure I remember which year but this one is from the Memoria Press book list and their curriculum. I definitely plan on buying it later. We read it thus time through ILL.

    2. "With a smooth storyteller's pacing and an eye for kid-friendly detail. . . children especially will gravitate to this story and its elements of suspense. . . [T:]he young friar's Dr. Dolittle-like communication with animals also holds much appeal. . . [Plume's:] delicate lines and sunny watercolor palette depict the flourishing flora, fauna and stone dwellings of the Italian countryside."— Publishers Weekly

    3. One wonders whether legends such as this are based on real-life encounters. Did the townspeople record a dangerous wolf hungry enough to well, the book fills in all the frightening possibilities. Then Saint Francis steps in to influence the outcome. What I mostly enjoyed about this book was the illustrations. I was also charmed by the font and verse structure used for this story's telling.

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