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Wolf of Gubbio

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A giant wolf prowls the forest outside of Gubbio, and no one dares leave the walled town. This beautiful tale is based on a legend of St. Francis of Assisi.

Synopsis:

A giant wolf prowls the forest outside of Gubbio, no one dares leave the walled town unless they are traveling armed and in groups. One day, a band of barefoot, coarse-robed strangers comes to town. Their leader is the Poverello, a man who is said to understand the language of the animals and to work miracles.

Against the warnings of the people, the Poverello goes to confront the wolf. He sees that it is the wolf's hunger that drives him to kill, and so he offers the beast a deal. The townsfolk will feed the wolf, and in return the animal will harm no living creature.

Based on one of the legends of St. Francis of Assisi, the story may contain some truth. During the repairs to a chapel in Gubbio dedicated to the saint, a large wolf's skull was found underneath the flagstones. The Afterword recounts this amazing fact and provides historical details on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

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At night we lay in bed and listened to the howl of the wolf on the hill. In sleep, we saw his shadow slink along the moonlit wall as the great beast circled the town. No one in Gubbio is safe from the monstrous wolf that stalks them. The townsfolk, armed with pitchforks, travel in groups and never venture out at night. One day a band of strangers comes to town led by the Poverello, the poor one. People say he understands the language of bird and beast. Even so, when he offers to go into the forest and face the wolf, everyone is certain he will never return. What happens between the wolf and the Poverello as they stand face to face, is a matter of trust and understanding. But for the people of Gubbio, and one boy in particular, it is nothing short of a miracle. Based on one of the legends of St. Francis of Assisi, the story may contain some truth. During repairs to a chapel in Gubbio dedicated to the saint, a large wolfas skull was found underneath the flagstones. The Afterword recounts this amazing fact and provides historical details on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780773732506
Author:
Kimber, Murray
Author:
Kimber, Murray
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - European
Subject:
Wolves
Subject:
Francis
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children s Fairy Tales-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Picture, Sewn
Series Volume:
IMS-5
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
23
Dimensions:
11.62x8.55x.61 in. .86 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
05-10

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Product details 23 pages Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited - English 9780773732506 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A giant wolf prowls the forest outside of Gubbio, no one dares leave the walled town unless they are traveling armed and in groups. One day, a band of barefoot, coarse-robed strangers comes to town. Their leader is the Poverello, a man who is said to understand the language of the animals and to work miracles.

Against the warnings of the people, the Poverello goes to confront the wolf. He sees that it is the wolf's hunger that drives him to kill, and so he offers the beast a deal. The townsfolk will feed the wolf, and in return the animal will harm no living creature.

Based on one of the legends of St. Francis of Assisi, the story may contain some truth. During the repairs to a chapel in Gubbio dedicated to the saint, a large wolf's skull was found underneath the flagstones. The Afterword recounts this amazing fact and provides historical details on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.

"Synopsis" by , At night we lay in bed and listened to the howl of the wolf on the hill. In sleep, we saw his shadow slink along the moonlit wall as the great beast circled the town. No one in Gubbio is safe from the monstrous wolf that stalks them. The townsfolk, armed with pitchforks, travel in groups and never venture out at night. One day a band of strangers comes to town led by the Poverello, the poor one. People say he understands the language of bird and beast. Even so, when he offers to go into the forest and face the wolf, everyone is certain he will never return. What happens between the wolf and the Poverello as they stand face to face, is a matter of trust and understanding. But for the people of Gubbio, and one boy in particular, it is nothing short of a miracle. Based on one of the legends of St. Francis of Assisi, the story may contain some truth. During repairs to a chapel in Gubbio dedicated to the saint, a large wolfas skull was found underneath the flagstones. The Afterword recounts this amazing fact and provides historical details on the life of St. Francis of Assisi.
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