See Saint Francis come to life as never before in this colorful graphic novel. Set in the hill-towns of Italy, Francis saves the life of an innocent duck, the only fictitious character in the story, and the two become each other’s inspiration. As they grow in faith and friendship, Francis recognizes in Brother Duck everything that he desires in living the life of the Gospel: humility, poverty, and a childlike imagination.
Readers of all ages will enjoy the humor and ageless wisdom of this famous story, vividly retold, scene-by-scene.
"I didn’t realize that St. Francis, the world’s most popular saint, still needed any introductions — but Jay Stoeckl has pulled it off. What a beautiful telling this is of such a beautiful life! Highly recommended."
—Jon M. Sweeney, author of The St. Francis Prayer Book and editor of St. Francis of Assisi in His Own Words: The Essential Writings
St. Francis and Brother Duck, by Jay Stoeckl, is a charming presentation of the story of St. Francis of Assisi in a graphic novel format. Francis' constant companion is the fictional Brother Duck. Great for comic relief, Brother Duck makes the story of St. Francis come alive for young kids. It also allows parents to use their best Donald Duck voices. The Paraclete Press web site has an adorable video trailer in case you need some practice rediscovering your ability to quack. So unleash your inner comedian, and have fun with Francis.
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