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Blessing of the Beasts

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ISBN13: 9781557255020
ISBN10: 1557255024
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As a young roach, Francesca was warned against churches:

Her mother had told her there was no reason to visit such a place. Churches were disgustingly clean, barren of food, although sometimes you might find leftover rice from weddings under the pews, and they were dangerous.

Francesca and Martin, a skunk, originally met in a trash can awhile back:

He had startled her by rising from the garbage, wearing a cap of coleslaw and a mustache of yogurt.

Good evening, Miss, he said, remembering his manners. My name is Martin. After the saint, Martin de Porres. My mother favored him. His statue was in the garden where we ate, so she named me, her firstborn, after him.

As the Celebration of Creatures service approaches, Francesca yearns to be there, but Martin warns her against it:

I don't think that we are meant to be included, Francesca. It's for the respectables, the cute and cuddlies. We are outcasts, my dear. They'll never let us in. Can't you just hear the humans shrieking as we walk down the aisle? They'd be fainting left and right.

Francesca and Martin find a creative way into the church--and what a sight they see Kids and adults alike will treasure this new story about the value of all creatures, and will learn anew that all of creation has value, purpose, and God's blessing.

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Told in the voices of a cockroach and a skunk--outcasts among the Rcute and cuddliesS--this story about the value of all creatures teaches young readers that all of creation has value, purpose, and God's blessing. Full color.

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Francesca the roach and Martin the skunk find a creative way into the church, and what a sight they see. Kids and adults alike will treasure this new storyabout the value of all creatures and will learn anew that all of creation hasvalue, purpose, and Gods blessing.

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ltrpress, August 5, 2007 (view all comments by ltrpress)
A surprisingly original story written by Ethel Pochocki and delightfully illustrated by Barry Moser. A welcome entry into the world of storytelling.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781557255020
Publisher:
Paraclete Press (MA)
Subject:
Religious - Christian
Illustrator:
Moser, Barry
Author:
Pochocki, Ethel
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Religious - General
Subject:
Juvenile fiction
Subject:
Skunks
Subject:
Cockroaches
Subject:
Religious - Christian - General
Subject:
Children s Religion-Christianity
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Toddler - Up
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
39
Dimensions:
9.28x7.40x.43 in. .73 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
03-UP

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Children's » Religion » Christianity » General
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Children's » Religion » World Religions

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Product details 39 pages Paraclete Press (MA) - English 9781557255020 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Told in the voices of a cockroach and a skunk--outcasts among the Rcute and cuddliesS--this story about the value of all creatures teaches young readers that all of creation has value, purpose, and God's blessing. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , Francesca the roach and Martin the skunk find a creative way into the church, and what a sight they see. Kids and adults alike will treasure this new storyabout the value of all creatures and will learn anew that all of creation hasvalue, purpose, and Gods blessing.
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