Beasts And Saints

Beasts And Saints

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by Helen Waddell, Robert Gibbings
     
 

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This collection of stories are of the mutual charities between saints and beasts, from the end of the fourth to the end of the twelfth century translated from the original latin and illustrated with many wood cuts. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook…  See more details below

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This collection of stories are of the mutual charities between saints and beasts, from the end of the fourth to the end of the twelfth century translated from the original latin and illustrated with many wood cuts. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children.

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ISBN-13:
9781445506050
Publisher:
Read Books Design
Publication date:
04/28/2010
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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Beasts And Saints 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TLH-in-TLH More than 1 year ago
This is a charming book full of character and characters. A saint who admonishes frogs to be silent, then realizes that God may prefer their croaking to his praying; another saint whose approval is sought by a lion which follows him like a dog are only two of the humorous but devout stories in this book. Helen Waddell did a fine job of translating the Latin stories into English that humanizes usually-stern saints.