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The Legend of Saint Christopher: From the Golden Legend Englished by William Caxton, 1483 [Hardcover]

By Margaret Hodges (Adapted by), Richard Jesse Watson (Illustrator) & Margaret Hodges (Author)
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The legend of Saint Christopher, first written in the thirteenth century, tells the story of a strong man named Offero, who wants to find the greatest ruler in all the world and to serve him as his bearer. Offero's search is in vain until a mysterious child at a riverside asks Offero to carry him over the river. Only after Offero has carried the child over the river does he discover the child's true identity. Then Offero's name is changed to Christopher. Author Margaret Hodges retells with power and simplicity this unforgettable tale of the man who became known as the patron saint of travelers. And illustrator Richard Jesse Watson has created hypnopompic paintings that dramatically capture Offero's journey and the brilliance of his discovery of the One he sought.

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.78" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Sep 30, 2002
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  5-8
ISBN  0802850774  
ISBN13  9780802850775  

Availability  0 units.

More About Margaret Hodges & Richard Jesse Watson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! MARGARET HODGES(1911-2005) wrote many acclaimed books for children, including the Caldecott Medal winner "Saint George and the Dragon, " illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman, and "St. Jerome and the Lion," also illustrated by Barry Moser.
BARRY MOSER is the prizewinning illustrator of many books for children and adults. He is widely celebrated for his fully illustratedKing JamesVersion of the Bible, the only Bible of the twentieth century to be illustrated by a single artist. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Margaret Hodges lived in Verona, in the state of Pennsylvania. Margaret Hodges was born in 1911 and died in 2005.

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > General
3Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity
4Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General
7Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History

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good for various ages  Dec 29, 2007
my kids, ages 5, 8, and 9, all appreciate this well-written story and mesmerizing illustrations.
good book  Mar 15, 2006
I got this for my young son, Christopher. He really enjoyed it, and now knows the legend.

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