Book Description

From Publishers Weekly In lively prose and folksy paintings, dePaola tells of the Italian brother who forsook his worldly possessions to travel from village to village helping the poor and sheltering animals. All ages. Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more About the Author Tomie De Paola is internationally recognized for having written and illustrated many childrens books, including The Lady of Guadalupe, The Clown of God, Cat on the Doverfell, Big Anthony and the Magic Ring, and Strega Nona, a Caldecott Honor book. Using watercolours and inks in this book to create full-colour illustrations, Mr. de Paola is faithful to the text. Since St. Nicholas is described in the poem as a right jolly old elf, the artist has made him elflike, and shows him driving a miniature sleigh with eight tiny reindeer. Mr. de Paola has set the poem in a mid-nineteenth century New England town, using quilt designs from his own collection for the borders. This is the 100th book he has illustrated. Read more