The Blessing of the Beasts

The Blessing of the Beasts


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The Blessing of the Beasts by Ethel Pochocki, Barry Moser, Hal M. Helms

As a young roach, Francesca was warned against churches. They were disgustingly clean, barren of food, although sometimes you might find leftover rice from weddings under the pews, and they were dangerous. Francesca and Martin, a skunk, originally met in a trash can awhile back: He’d startled her by rising from the garbage, wearing a cap of coleslaw and a mustache of yogurt. As the Celebration of Creatures service approaches, Francesca yearns to be there, but Martin warns her against it: “I don’t think that we are meant to be included, Francesca. It’s for the respectables, the cute and cuddlies. We are outcasts. They’ll never let us in. Can’t you just hear the humans shrieking as we walk down the aisle? They’d be fainting left and right.” Kids and adults alike treasure this story about the value of all creatures and how all of creation has value, purpose, and God’s blessing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557255020
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Ethel Pochocki is the author of several other books for children and adults, including Once Upon a Time Saints.
Barry Moser is one of the most acclaimed illustrators alive today.

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The Blessing of the Beasts 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A perfect book in the lenten season or when young people need to be reminded of goodness