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The Song of Francis [Hardcover]

By Tomie dePaola & Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
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Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.74" Width: 8.58" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.66 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 5, 2009
Publisher   Putnam Juvenile
Age  4-5
ISBN  039925210X  
EAN  9780399252105  

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Item Description...
Francis, the Little Poor One, is so filled with the love of God that he bursts into song, and he is joined by birds of every color.

Publishers Description
Francis is so full of God's love that he wants to sing His praises. His glorious singing inspires birds of every color, and even the sun and moon, to join him in joyful celebration.
Tomie dePaola's simple text and vibrant illustrations bring the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi to life for even the youngest children. And he reminds us how sweet it is to rejoice and give thanks for life and love.

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More About Tomie dePaola & Tomie dePaola

Tomie DePaola Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1934 to a family of Irish and Italian background. By the time he could hold a pencil, he knew what his life's work would be. His determination to create books for children led to a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and an MFA from the California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, California.

It drove him through the years of teaching, designing greeting cards and stage sets, and painting church murals until 1965, when he illustrated his first children's book, Sound, by Lisa Miller for Coward-McCann. Eventually, freed of other obligations, he plunged full time into both writing and illustrating children's books.

He names Fra Angelico and Giotto, Georges Rouault, and Ben Shahn as major influences on his work, but he soon found his own unique style. His particular way with color, line, detail, and design have earned him many of the most prestigious awards in his field, among them a Caldecott Honor Award for Strega Nona, the Smithsonian Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota for his "singular attainment in children's literature," the Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for his "continued distinguished contribution," and the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion. He was also the 1990 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration.

Tomie dePaola has published almost 200 children's books in fifteen different countries. He remains one of the most popular creators of books for children, receiving more than 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie lives in an interesting house in New Hampshire with his four dogs. His studio is in a large renovated 200-year-old barn.

- He has been published for over 30 years.
- Over 5 million copies of his books have sold worldwide.
- His books have been published in over 15 different countries.
- He receives nearly 100,000 fan letters each year.

Tomie dePaola has received virtually every significant recognition forhis books in the children's book world, including:

- Caldecott Honor Award from American Library Association
- Newbery Honor Award from American Library Association
- Smithson Medal from Smithsonian Institution
- USA nominee in illustration for Hans Christian Andersen Medal
- Regina Medal from Catholic Library Association

copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.

Tomie DePaola currently resides in New London, in the state of New Hampshire. Tomie DePaola was born in 1934.

Tomie DePaola has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 26 Fairmount Avenue Books
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  3. Aladdin Picture Books
  4. All Aboard Reading: Level 1
  5. Barker Twins
  6. Barkers: Level 1 (Paperback)
  7. Picture Puffin Books
  8. Smart about the Arts

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This is a beautiful, peaceful book that reflects the love Saint Francis of Assisi had for all living creatures!  Aug 28, 2009
Francis was a gentle monk who was "so filled with the love of God that he wanted to sing, to tell everyone how much God loved them." He looked to the sky, he looked contemplatively down to the ground and when he glanced upward he saw a little winged angel. Apart and aside from this little angel, who never seemed to leave his side, there was no one else around. It was kind of a lonesome life to lead, but the angel told him that he should sing because his voice would be heard. Surely the "loving God" would hear him. Francis spread his arms, pursed his lips and began to sing.

The ever shining Brother Sun and soulful Sister Moon moved in turn across the sky to listen to Francis sing. He lifted his hand toward a white bird and sang, "Birds of the air, come and bless the Lord, because the Lord loves you." Birds of all colors began to fill the sky, joining one another in a tree to join him in song. The sounds and sights were so enchanting that even the "angels came to see and listen." The birds and the angels filled the sky underneath the sun and the moon in their turns as Francis lifted his arms to the skies in song and prayer. As with all things, it becomes quiet and it is time for Sister Moon to come out again . . .

This is a beautiful, peaceful book that reflects the love Saint Francis of Assisi had for all living creatures, including little children. The illustrations are very colorful, vibrant and capture the joyful spirit of the book. It is an unusual book in that is just radiates God's love, something I feel the author wanted to impart to the reader. This lovely little book would be a perfect cuddle up, bedtime book that many will want to read just before tucking their little one into bed. Look, here comes Sister Moon . . .

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