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Francis, the Poor Man of Assisi #2020

Francis the Poor Man of Assisi The beloved saint s remarkable life is re created through vignettes

  • Title: Francis, the Poor Man of Assisi
  • Author: Tomie dePaola
  • ISBN: 9780823404353
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Francis, the Poor Man of Assisi By Tomie dePaola, The beloved saint s remarkable life is re created through vignettes.

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    1. Summary The life of St Francis and also of St ClareWhy I Read This I was going to go on retreat and bring some picture books with me I wasn t able to go on retreat, but I still read the picture books Review This was beautiful Not exactly a storytime read, but a beautiful way to help a child understand the story of St Francis I love that each page spread is a story, so you can read one a day maybe as a bedtime story Several of the stories I didn t even know, which was great.

    2. There s a lot of text here, so while this book is illustrated, it s not really a picture book.Near the end of the book, a lot of the pages tell mostly independent stories about St Francis, though with some characters recurring from earlier.There s a lot here about St Clare as well, but the relationship between what would become the Order of Saint Clare and the Order of Friars Minor isn t clear.

    3. dePaola s telling of the story of St Francis is simple and powerful, and his accompanying illustrations are perfect Sometimes I am too ready to dismiss dePaola s illustrations as much as I enjoy them, I tend to think of them as mostly amusing or decorative But here he reminds me that his artistic skills are not limited to the entertaining illustrations found in books like Strega Nona but can extend to moving, poignant images, as well I learned so much about St Francis from this book and was remi [...]

    4. As a general rule, I love Tomie de Paola But there s nothing general about Francis The Poor Man of Assisi The simple telling of the story paired with absolutely beautiful illustrations make this one special It s elegant and deep, but also held a four year old s attention Francis s tonsure, his preaching to birds and wolves, his divinely inspired playing of the Holy Fool, his mystical receiving of the stigmata, his poverty and death weird stuff in Sigourney s life experience thus far She was mesm [...]

    5. This was one of the books I bought when I was younger when I was in grade school and I just found it after my mom cleaned out our bodega along with Roald Dahl s The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me I decided to read it again because I had forgotten the story of St Francis If I was to rate this book as a grade schooler at the time I first read this book , I would give it a five stars because of a the way that the author portrayed the story of St Francis and St Clare and b the illustrations that the a [...]

    6. I was not impressed with this book It is labeled as a non fiction biography for children, but I think that is a bit of a stretch I don t know how many events in this book actually happened, but it seemed a little far fetched to assume this is how the man really acted The illustrations were typical Tomie, but I couldn t enjoy them as much because of how the book was portrayed Taken from my book reviews blog reviewsatmse 2009

    7. My 2nd grader s class play was largely based on this book Costumes, backdrop, and the basic storyline of Francis father disrespecting a beggar, Francis realizing he loves all creatures form poor people to birds to all animals, and then Francis saving Gubbio from the wolf The story in the book includes for facets of his life, and much religion, but is a good introduction to a man kids this age find fascinating.

    8. Detailed look into the life of St Francis of Assisi Beyond the statues that are often seen and a familiarity with his name, I really didn t know much before reading this book and this gave me a whole new sense of St Francis story This picture book is appropriate those with substantial reading skills.

    9. DePaola and Francis make a fabulous pair Tomie s art is sophisticated here than in some of his books see the images of emaciated, dying Francis but retains its soft, content, calming simplicity of line He tells the glorious story concisely and sweetly I feel very happy when I read this book.

    10. Probably 25% 33% about St Clare.There s a LOT of text in this book Maybe not really a picture book There is an illustration on every other page, though.Lots of stories about St Francis his birth, how he came to dedicate his life to God, etc.

    11. Welp, I always thought St Francis just hung out and took care of animals Shows how much I know He seemed like a pretty great guy, and I m glad our new pope likes him too.

    12. Episodic telling of events in the life of Francis of Assisi, accessible to young readers, especially when paired with the easily recognizable illustration style of dePaola.

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