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Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert

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2013 Pura Belpre Award for Illustration

As the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman and a former slave, Martin de Porres was born into extreme poverty. Even so, his mother begged the church fathers to allow him into the priesthood. Instead, Martin was accepted as a servant boy. But soon, the young man was performing miracles. Rumors began to fly around the city of a strange mulatto boy with healing hands, who gave first to the people of the barrios. Martin continued to serve in the church, until he was finally received by the Dominican Order, no longer called the worthless son of a slave, but rather a saint and the rose in the desert.

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From the bestselling and award-winning writer Gary D. Schmidt, and Caldecott-winning illustrator David Diaz, comes the story of Saint Martin de Porres—an endearing tale of perserverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice. 

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In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. and#8220;Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.and#8221;--The Bulletin

About the Author

Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547612188
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Diaz, David
Author:
Schmidt, Gary D.
Author:
Bunting, Eve
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Situations / Violence
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.5 x 9 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 5

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From the bestselling and award-winning writer Gary D. Schmidt, and Caldecott-winning illustrator David Diaz, comes the story of Saint Martin de Porres—an endearing tale of perserverance, faith, and triumph over racial and economic prejudice. 
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In a night of rioting, Daniel and his mother are forced to leave their apartment for the safety of a shelter. and#8220;Diaz has not been afraid to take risks in illustrating the story with thickly textured paintings against a background of torn-paper and found-object collage. Without becoming cluttered or gimmicky, these pictures manage to capture a calamitous atmosphere that finally calms. . . . Both author and artist have managed to portray a politically charged event without pretense or preaching.and#8221;--The Bulletin

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