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by Tomie dePaola

A celebrated illustrator presents his interpretation of the legend of St. Christopher, who originally had been a giant named Reprobus out to serve the world's most powerful king, a ruler he finds when he carries the young Christ across a river.
Download Christopher: The Holy Giant epub
ISBN: 0823408620
ISBN13: 978-0823408627
Category: Children
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Tomie dePaola
Language: English
Publisher: Holiday House; 1st edition (March 1, 1994)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1222 kb
FB2 size: 1453 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 833
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I love Tomie DePaola's work and was pleasantly surprised by this one. An artful telling of an ancient story.
Such a wonderful book from a fantastic author. I love the story of St. Christopher and now my kids do too!
Many years ago in the 70s I would read this story to my children. They liked it so well I began to tell it to the children in my carpool to keep them quiet so as not to be distracted while driving. Now years later I put out a request for prayer for our daughter Annette who has stage 4 cancer. One of the replies I got was from a young girl who used to be in my carpool. Here is what she said,

"January 03, 2014

Dear CeCe:

When I think of people of faith in my life that have left an indelible impression on me your are one of them. I often wonder if you were ever sick and tired of telling me the story of Saint Christopher. You would tell me the story every time I asked for it. I always think about the story of Saint Christopher when the world is heavy on my shoulders and I endure. Thank you for the blessing of that story. In His name, Gina."

One of our best teaching tools as parents is the telling of stories. I highly recommend Christopher: The Holy Giant!!
In His name, Gina
Lovely children's book of St. Christopher.
Story exactly age appropriate for my student. Sturdy used library book in excellent condition.
Excellent. Just as described. Fast delivery. Will buy from them again.
This book tells a story that happened a long time ago about a giant, named Reprobus, who wished to serve the greatest king. He set off on a journey to find this king. First, he came to a great city and thinking that the king of this city was the greatest, he served him. Every time this king heard the devil's name, he made the sign of the cross because he feared him. Reprobus then decided to serve the devil. After finding the devil, he traveled with him and they came upon a cross, and the devil shook with fear. Learning that the devil was afraid of Christ, who is even more powerful, Reprobus decided to serve Christ.

Wandering through the desert Reprobus met an old hermit, who taught him about Christ. The hermit told Reprobus to go to a mighty river on the other side of the desert and help all who wished to cross and so he did. He carried many people across the river, and one stormy night a small child appeared and asked to be carried across the river. As they crossed the river, the waters became higher and the child became heavier. Reaching the other side of the river, Reprobus sat the child down and told him he felt as if he had been carrying the whole world on his shoulders. The child then revealed that he was Jesus and told Reprobus that from that day on he would be know as Christopher, Bearer-of-Christ.

This is a great book about St. Christopher for young children.
I learned about Tomie de Paola from watching Barney, of all things, and this was the first book of his we bought.
The drawings are bright and well done, and match the text perfectly.
This is a good book for introducing religious concepts (devil, Christ Child) to little kids without overtly proselytizing. Also, if your child happens to be named Christopher (as mine is), it is fun for the child to learn what his name means.
I would recommend this book and plan to buy more by this author.