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Christopher, by Tomie de Paola

Christopher


The Holy Giant


By Tomie de Paola


 
 


A retelling of the story of St Christopher, the giant who carried the infant Jesus, strikingly illustrated by the author.

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Print Hardback 13.50
ISBN: 9780718829520
Specifications: 280x212mm, 32pp, colour illustrations
Publication: July 1996

About this Book

The story of St. Christopher is the tale of a giant named Reprobus who wishes to serve the greatest and most powerful king in the world. He sets off on a journey and after doing service for a king, the devil, and a holy man he discovers that it is Christ he needs to seek but he must be patient, and must serve others first. Then one stormy night Reprobus carries a child across a stormy river. When he reaches the other side, the child tells him, "I am Jesus Christ ... From now on you shall be known as Christopher the Bearer of Christ."

With its colourful and decorative illustrations in the inimitable style of the artist, this picture book brings to vivid life the legend of St. Christopher.

About the Author

Tomie de Paola is an internationally popular illustrator and adapter of Bible stories and themes for children.

Reviews and Comments

"It is beautifully illustrated in strong, primary colours on simple drawings and was enjoyed by both my grand-daughters ... a pleasure to read."
Mary Bryant, in Catholic Woman's League News

"His feelings for the story come through in his vivid but sensitive illustrations and he achieves his aim beautifully."
Sidney Swann, in The Bookseller

"A simple, gentle story ... a beautiful legend ... 'one of the most stirring images in classical church art', de Paola says in an author's note. Young children will catch the enchantment from his text and pictures."
Betty Saunders, in The Church Times

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