Christopher, the Holy Giant (Hardcover)

Christopher, the Holy Giant By Tomie dePaola Cover Image

Christopher, the Holy Giant (Hardcover)



"A long time ago, in the land of Canaan, there lived a giant known as Reprobus. Because he was so big and strong, Reprobus wished to serve the greatest and most powerful king in all the world. So he set off to find him..." For hundreds of years Catholics honored Christopher as the patron saint of travelers. But when he came to be seen as more mythical than historical, the Church discouraged devotion to him. Wanting to preserve the legend of the giant who carried the Christ Child, Tomie dePaola retold and illustrated the story in this captivating book.

Tomie dePaola was best known for his books for children. He had written and/or illustrated over 270 books. He received numerous awards and honors, including Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor awards, the Children's Literature Legacy Award (called the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award until June, 2018) for "substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children", the Smithson Medal from the Smithsonian Institution, and the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association. Nearly 25 million copies of his books have been sold.
Product Details ISBN: 9781621646204
ISBN-10: 1621646203
Publisher: Magnificat-Ignatius
Publication Date: February 28th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English