The Little Friar Who Flew

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Saints & Blesseds
Ignatius Press
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  • Story of St. Joseph of Cupertino
  • Wonderfully told and delightfully illustrated
  • Simple, virtuous and sweet story for kids
  • Helps children learn about their friends the Saints
  • Great picture book for your family library

Joseph called himself Little Donkey—such a clumsy, foolish fellow, or so everyone thought. That is perhaps why people of Cupertino did not notice what happened whenever Joseph was overjoyed. He did not merely smile or squeeze his sides or rub his hands together. Joseph flew.

The late, beloved children's book illustrator Tomie dePaola's imaginative, colorful artwork, and Patricia Lee Gauch's charming story, offer children a warm, humorous look at Saint Joseph of Cupertino, whose humility and joy made him light enough to float on air.

  • Author: Patricia Lee Gauch
  • Illustrator: Tomie DePaola
  • 32 Pages
  • Hardcover

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