Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The Life and Stories of St. Francis

Brother Sun Sister Moon The Life and Stories of St Francis Saint Francis of Assisi has always held a fascination for members of all faiths and his story continues to inspire and motivate us than seven hundred years after his death Born into a wealthy family

  • Title: Brother Sun, Sister Moon: The Life and Stories of St. Francis
  • Author: MargaretMayo Peter Malone
  • ISBN: 9780316564663
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Saint Francis of Assisi has always held a fascination for members of all faiths, and his story continues to inspire and motivate us than seven hundred years after his death Born into a wealthy family, he led a dissolute life as a young man Then one day he had a conversion experience while passing a poor leper s hut From that day on, Francis dedicated his life to heSaint Francis of Assisi has always held a fascination for members of all faiths, and his story continues to inspire and motivate us than seven hundred years after his death Born into a wealthy family, he led a dissolute life as a young man Then one day he had a conversion experience while passing a poor leper s hut From that day on, Francis dedicated his life to helping the poor and outcasts of society and to teaching respect for all living things He was joined by a noblewoman, Clare, who was soon known as Sister Moon to Francis s Brother Sun This appealing book includes many of the tales that were told about him, including his taming of the fierce wolf of Gubbio and the famous prayer that begins, Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace With its charming text and glowing illustrations this is a book to give, to keep, to cherish.

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    • Sarah says:

      The stories and the illustrations are equally beautiful.

    • Cassandra Ball says:

      I really enjoyed this book and for a biography I found it very interesting and an easy read for children of many ages. This book was about St. Francis and his life. It begins talking about the early years of his life and how he was very rich and then how he slowly began to give things away and eventually became a Saint. His story is inspiring and really shows the true meaning of giving. I also really liked the stories of Saint Francis and the amazing things he did. Whether the stories were reall [...]

    • Stephanie Kahn says:

      Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Margaret Mayo is the story of St. Francis of Assisi who was born in the thirteenth century in Italy. This chapter book captures the legendary life of Francis and describes his conversion from a life of luxury to a simple life of service to others. The first chapter covers his life change, and each subsequent chapter tells tales of good deeds and the special bond he had with all of God’s creatures. Peter Malone creates gorgeous paintings influenced by the style of It [...]

    • Amy says:

      Story of the World, Vol. IIMedieval HistoryI loved the illustrations in this book and liked how they separated the history of his life from the legends -- but the writing was repetitive and a bit awkward/dry I thought.

    • Kris Lawrence says:

      This book chronicles the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and some of the stories surrounding his life that he dedicated to Christ. He is known as the patron saint of animals and the book includes stories about his relationship to all animals.

    • Fred Kohn says:

      3.5 stars- an extra half star for excellent illustrations.

    • Sonic says:

      Very nice and sweet "juvie" book about St. Francis with weird and wonderful illustrations.

    • Lotte says:

      This childrens book about the remarkable life of St. Francis of Assisi is not only charming to read but includes beautifully detailed illustrations.

    • Verdi says:

      I learned that the Catholics believe that Francis made friends with a falcon once and the falcon woke him up sometimes when he slept late.

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