Item description for The Legend of Saint Christopher: From the Golden Legend Englished by William Caxton, 1483 by Margaret Hodges & Richard Jesse Watson...
Overview 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
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.78" Width: 9.3" Height: 0.39" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2002
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Grade Level Multiple Grades
ISBN 0802850774 ISBN13 9780802850775
Availability 0 units.
More About Margaret Hodges & Richard Jesse Watson
Margaret Hodges was an American writer of more than 40 children's books. She was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon. Trina Schart Hyman was an American illustrator of more than 150 children's books. She received three Caldecott Honors and was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Saint George and the Dragon.
Margaret Hodges lived in Verona, in the state of Pennsylvania. Margaret Hodges was born in 1911 and died in 2005.