Mother Bird tells her son stories of St. Francis of Assisi. If the animal kingdom can understand the life and teachings of the world’s most famous saint, so can children, who will be delighted by this simple, beautiful book for the ages. “Stunning illustrations and engaging text. This book is sure to spark valuable conversations.” —Fr. Pat McCloskey, OFM, Franciscan Editor, St. Anthony Messenger
About the Author
Phil Gallery is the author of four books in the “Can You Find” series that have sold more than 140,000 copies. All four won the Catholic Book Association’s coveted Best Book Award. Three made the Catholic bestseller list, and Can You Find Jesus? reached the top of the list. He lives in the hills of eastern West Virginia, where he and his wife Shari raised their four children. Sibyl MacKenzie was born in Virginia, and has lived in England, China, and Germany. She studied Chinese watercolor painting under Hsiao Yu Hsien for five years. She graduated from Columbia University with a degree in German Literature and has exhibited in galleries all over the United States.
What People are Saying About This
“This is an enchanting tale of St. Francis’ love of all creatures that shows how religious tales, in engaging prose and elegant illustrations, can guide us in the most important project of our lives: connecting with God, the Maker of all good things. This will become one of the favorite books of childhood!” -Fr. David B. Couturier, OFM Cap., Director of the Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University “This book is great! It is a wonderful depiction of the story of the life of Saint Francis as told with amazing drawings.” -Bob O'Connor, Author of A House Divided Against Itself “These stunning illustrations and the engaging text describe how Francis related to a great variety of animals. This book is sure to spark valuable conversations.”-Fr. Pat McCloskey, OFM, Franciscan Editor, St. Anthony Messenger “Simply stunning! This is guaranteed to stir your heart with a rousing love for God, His Saints, His Creation, and all creatures—great and small. This tender story is magnificently illustrated and a very engaging expression of the life of the beloved Saint of Assisi. I highly recommend it for children and adults alike!” -Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, award-winning author of many books including Angels for Kids and My Confirmation Book