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Legend of Saint Christopher

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"Will you carry me safely over the water?" asked the child. ^"I will carry you," Offero answered. ^Then he lifted the child onto his shoulders. ^He took his staff in his hand and stepped down into the river. ^The...


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"Will you carry me safely over the water?" asked the child.
^"I will carry you," Offero answered.
^Then he lifted the child onto his shoulders.
^He took his staff in his hand and stepped down into the river.

^The legend of Saint Christopher, first written in the thirteenth century, tells the story of a strong man named Offero, who wants to find the greatest ruler in all the world and to serve him as his bearer. Offero's search is in vain until a mysterious child at a riverside asks Offero to carry him over the river. Only after Offero has carried the child over the river does he discover the child's true identity. Then Offero's name is changed to Christopher.


^^Author Margaret Hodges retells with power and simplicity this unforgettable tale of the man who became known as the patron saint of travelers. And illustrator Richard Jesse Watson has created hypnopompic paintings that dramatically capture Offero's journey and the brilliance of his discovery of the One he sought.
-Publisher.



The legend of Saint Christopher, first written in the thirteenth century, tells the story of a strong man named Offero, who wants to find the greatest ruler in all the world and to serve him as his bearer. Offero's search is in vain until a mysterious child at a riverside asks Offero to carry him over the river. Only after Offero has carried the child over the river does he discover the child's true identity. Then Offero's name is changed to Christopher. / Author Margaret Hodges retells with power and simplicity this unforgettable tale of the man who became known as the patron saint of travelers. And illustrator Richard Jesse Watson has created hypnopompic paintings that dramatically capture Offero's journey and the brilliance of his discovery of the One he sought. / Based on old nursery rhymes, the poetic text by Newbery Honor winner Kathi Appelt and the beautiful light-filled paintings of Debra Reid Jenkins combine to make this gentle bedtime story a perfect illustration of God?'s abiding love.
-Publisher

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Margaret Hodges

Margaret Hodges was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Vassar College with honors and received a Masters in Library Science from the Carnegie Institute of Technology. After working as a childrens librarian, she was a professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences of the University of Pittsburgh. Margaret wrote numerous award-winning books for children. A majority of her work is inspired from folktales and historical figures.

Richard Jesse Watson (Illus)

Richard Jesse Watson is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, inlcuding One Wintry Night by Ruth Bell Graham (Baker), The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel Food Cake by Nancy Willard (Harcourt Brace), and The Waterfall's Gift by Joanne Ryder (Sierra Club). His recent version of The Night Before Christmas was a New York Times bestseller, and his Tom Thumb was given the Golden Kite Award by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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