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Clare and Francis

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Around the year 1200 Francis and Clare were born in Assisi, Italy. Although born into wealthy families, they chose lives of poverty instead. Francis preached to both people and animals throughout the towns, while Clare cared for the sick in the convent of San Damiano. Both gave a joyful face to the spirituality of the Middle Ages and set examples that live on even ...more
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Published January 1st 2004 by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
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Crystal
Aug 19, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing
What a gorgeous book! I had just read in another book the story of Clare, and how Francis played into it, and really loved it, so when I saw that the library had this book, I didn't care that it was technically a children's book. I had to read it. Although I knew the basics of their story already, I enjoyed the retelling it, neither too simplified or too complex, so that children can understand and learn from it, and adults can meditate on it. And I did learn a bit from the book, mostly about ...more
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Apr 03, 2015 Emma rated it really liked it
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Clare and Francis by Bimba Landmann discusses the origin stories of the saints Francis of Assisi and Clare of the Poor Clares.

This was a little bit wordy for my young son but the illustrations were absolutely breath-taking. I really can't say enough about how gorgeous they are. He may not have understood well the stories I was reading to him but he was engrossed in the images nonetheless.
Thomas Andrikus
Dec 10, 2015 Thomas Andrikus rated it it was amazing
I thought I've known most of what St Francis' life was like, but this book tells me that he was also the first person who created the first crèche (nativity scene) ever...for the Christmas of 1223. What a great man he was!

The book also has such beautiful illustrations that it was a delight reading it.
Sonic
Oct 31, 2012 Sonic rated it really liked it
Simple children's book that is warm and wonderful with strange and gorgeous illustrations. The art reminds me of Byzantine art or Russian Icons with a liberal amount of "gold leafing."
Borrowed from the library, ... I kinda want a copy!
Gwen
Aug 11, 2009 Gwen rated it really liked it
Well written and richly colored illustrations but a lot more about St. Francis then St. Clare. Still a nice introduction about these saints and their friendship.
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Great pictures did not keep his attention.
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lovely lovely lovely illustrations. CONFUSINGLY written story. wonderful timeline in the front.
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