Item description for Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves: Pedro Claver, Santo Patrono de Los Esclavos by Julia Durango...
Overview An introduction to the life of Saint Pedro Claver, a seventeenth century Jesuit priest who spent his life caring for slaves in Colombia and working for their freedom.
Publishers Description A picture-book biography of St. Pedro Claver (d. 1654), a Spanish Jesuit missionary to the New World, who is the patron saint of slaves.
Citations And Professional Reviews Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves: Pedro Claver, Santo Patrono de Los Esclavos by Julia Durango has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Multicultural Review - 09/01/2002 page 109
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.62" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.17" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2001
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 0809166976 ISBN13 9780809166978
Availability 0 units.
More About Julia Durango
Julia Durango resides in Ottawa, Illinois, where she wrote a weekly book review column for children. She is the mother of two sons and is the author of "Dream Hop", illustrated by Jared Lee, as well as "Pest Fest", illustrated by Kurt Cyrus. Her work also includes "Go-Go Gorillas", a sequel to "Cha-Cha Chimps", both illustrated by Eleanor Taylor and Dream Away, illustrated by Robert Goldstrom. Her first novel "The Walls of Cartagena" was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her most recent novel is entitled "Sea of the Dead". She is a contributor the Three Silly Chicks blog and lives in Ottawa, Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves/Pedro Claver, Santo Patrono de los Esclavos?
Wonderful, moving story for children of all ages Apr 3, 2002
This is a wonderful story of a man who made a difference in many slaves' lives. The side by side English/Spanish text is beautifully written, and stays nondenominational, even though it is the story of the patron saint of slaves. The illustrations are also lovely, and both the text and pictures hold the attention of my antsy son. One of his favorite books, it is a deeply moving spiritual story that I recommend to all.
Perfect Mar 26, 2002
This is a terrific example of a spiritual book for kids. The poetic text rivals that of the secular classics, and the pictures are rich, textured, and deeply moving. Yet there's no overt message, no preaching, no denominational stand. It's just a wonderful book -- period.