Second Place, Children’s Books, The Catholic Press Association, 2006
Special Recognition, Paterson Prize for Books for Young People, 2006
Teachers & LibrariansAlso available in Korean, published by Nexus Junior (a division of Nexus Press Ltd.)
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The Song of Francis and the Animals
With lilting verse and playful imagery, award-winning author Pat Mora celebrates the tender relationship between the beloved saint and the animals whom he adored. Woodcut artist David Frampton captures the exuberant songs of Francis and the animals in charming, colorful woodcuts that underscore the harmony between humans and the natural world.
Inspired by Saint Francis’s own reverence and love for animals, this book will encourage readers young and old to join in with the clucks of the chickens, the whirring of the cicadas, and the songs of the nightingale.
“Mora...praises in poetry Saint Francis’ calming way of communing with creatures great and small in this celebratory picture book, made all the more joyous by Frampton’s (The Whole Night Through) handsome colored woodcuts.”—Publishers Weekly