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Saint Francis of Assisi; Messenger of Peace

by Toni Matas

Using historical records and beautiful artwork, this full-color graphic novel for children ages 8 – 10 tells the exciting life story of Saint Francis of Assisi.

In the year 1181, in the Italian city of Assisi, a rich merchant and his wife give birth to a son, Francis. Francis grows up living a carefree life of luxury and extravagance, much to his parents' dismay. When war breaks out between the cities of Assisi and Perugia, Francis-enchanted by his dreams of knighthood, longing for chivalrous adventure, and quest for military glory-eagerly joins the fight. But when Francis is taken prisoner and becomes very sick, something inside him begins to stir...

What causes Francis to rethink his ways? Is this military path the one he is supposed to follow? Or is he supposed to deliver a message other than war?

Features & Benefits:

Presents content in graphic novel format
Introduces the faith in an appealing way
Provides historical context
Includes the Canticle of the Sun and the Prayer for Peace
Promotes messages of peace and justice

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