Item description for Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi (Vision Book Series) by Helen W. Homan & Helen Walker Homan...
Overview A Vision Book about St. Francis and St. Clare, the two very popular saints of Assisi. Helen Homan has captured all the excitement and beauty of the lives of these saints from their childhood growing up together in Assisi to their profound conversion and lifelong influence-indeed centuries-long influence-on the whole world through their radical living of the Gospel and founding of two great religious orders, the Franciscans and the Poor Clares. Combining the stories of Francis and Clare in one volume makes for a book that will be of great interest to both boys and girls of a wide age span. Illustrated.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1994
Publisher Ignatius Press
Series Vision Books
ISBN 0898705177 ISBN13 9780898705171 UPC 008987051770
Reviews - What do customers think about Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi (Vision Book Series)?
Great Book! Sep 1, 2006
I read this book as a child and loved it. I am pleasantly surprised to see it still in print. "Francis and Clare, Saints of Assisi" is immensely readable and entertaining enough for an elementary school reader. Helen Walker Homan provides a nice introduction to two quite human saints: a nice Catholic primer in the development of faith.
Two saints come alive Apr 17, 2001
It is a delightful story of the saints of Assisi intented for the young people, written by Helen Walker Homan and illustratd by John Lawn. The oft-written story of these saints becomes alive in 12 short chapters in simple language, readable for young adults. I am sure that a lot of research and exploration have gone into this work. The early 12th century Assisi becomes alive with the castles, market places, taverns and churches. The saints become normal and real, like the everyday people we meet. At the same time their sanctity and uniqueness in history are well brought out. Indeed it is a well-written book for beginners.
Thumbs up! May 18, 2000
The reading level of this book is challenging enough for my 10 year old son, and enjoyable for us to read aloud together. This book brings to life the story about St. Francis, and made us feel like we knew him personally. It showed my son that saints had real lives, they were children who played just like kids do now, and they chose to serve God. My son and I both enjoyed reading this book.