The Song of Francis

by Tomie dePaola

Other authorsTomie dePaola (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2009



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Putnam Juvenile (2009), 32 pages


Francis, the Little Poor One, is so filled with the love of God that he bursts into song, and he is joined by birds of every color.

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LibraryThing member MarthaL
A bright sunny shiny book that could teach children the colors or bring joy and remind adults of their blessings.
LibraryThing member Laceyjo10
Review: This is the story of Francis of Assisi and his song/prayer to the animals. Tomie dePaola, uses beautiful art work, and kid friendly language to express the feelings of gratitude, love and pray in this stunning piece of Children’s Literature.

Genre: I would say that this genre is
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religious/historical biography/poetry. This book’s main themes center around the ancient religious figure, Francis of Assisi. They tell of the prayer he prayed, but in a kid-friendly way. Since this book is one of his prayers transferred into a Children’s book, it could also almost be considered poetry.
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LibraryThing member dukefan86
The papercut illustrations were different from dePaola's usual fare, but I liked them. Simple book here about St. Francis of Asissi. Would give it a 2.5, given the chance, but it's worth the round-up to a 3.
LibraryThing member jmistret
Based on St. Francis, this story displays the main character as being full of God's love and able to overcome all with his faith. Francis is able to sing out to the world while being followed by his little angel. He sings for all to hear and for all of nature and heaven to enjoy.


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32 p.; 9.74 inches


039925210X / 9780399252105
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