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Saint Francis and the Wolf

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Terrible wolf is terrorizing the town of Gubbia, and no one can stop him! First the townspeople send a brave knight. He never returns. Then they send an army of trained warriors. They get destroyed. Finally the townspeople send a great and mighty war machine, but even that can't stop the wolf. The villagers don't know what to do -- until Saint Francis visits the town and s ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by HarperCollins (first published September 15th 2005)
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Jan 03, 2017 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Impulse grab because I'm still open to the idea that Egielski must have done something wonderful besides Hey, Al. And he did. The art in this fable is fantastic.

The story-telling is graceful and delightful, too. And funny.

I did wonder *why* the wolf was so fierce, and then so ready to listen to Francis' preaching, though, so I looked up the legend. Here's one version:, and another: It seems as if Egielski both le
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May 09, 2013 Arlene Allen rated it really liked it
A charming retelling of one of the most famous "miracles" of Saint Francis, his relationship with Brother Wolf. The wolf is very scary (I love the picture of the wolf using a board from a destroyed home as a toothpick!) and Saint Francis very gentle, especially with children. There is really a statue of Saint Francis and Brother Wolf, even more lovely than the one depicted in the book.
Oct 07, 2016 Carrie rated it liked it
Great picture book my first grade religious ed. students enjoyed!
Aug 09, 2014 Abby rated it it was ok
I love the legend of St Francis and the wolf, but this adaptation is not as good as the other versions I have encountered. The illustrations are interesting, but they are a little violent and wolf is anthropomorphized in a strange way. In other words, this book might scare small children. I think you'd be better off reading the legend of the wolf here where it is a better story accompanied by some pretty great photo illustrations.
Sep 10, 2012 Kelsey added it
Because of my faith background, I thought this was a wonderful way to weave the story of a saint into a child's fiction story to introduce them to St. Francis. I think that having more of a fictional (rather than fact) based story allows children to connect with the characters of the story in more depth.
Jul 16, 2007 Malbadeen rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people that are desperatley searching for, not hideious books on semi-religious themes
Do you know how hard it is to find a kids book that deals with bible stories or religiousish stuff that is semi, sort of kind of quality...REALLY HARD! I like this one mostly for the illustrations (not too scary but kind of sort of scary) and the, be nice to every thing, don't resort to violence, try to get to know people message is good too.
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