“At that moment, Brother Francis laid a figure of baby Jesus in the manger bed.”Where did the tradition of displaying a manger scene come from? Find out in Saint Francis and the Nativity, an engaging story that weaves together the history of the first nativity with the fictional story of Mario, a young shepherd boy, who helps Saint Francis of Assisi find a way to visually display the true meaning of Christmas.Children will love the beautiful illustrations and the suggested family activities that accompany this sweet story.
; November 2010
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Title: Saint Francis and the Nativity
Author: Myrna A. Strasser; Fausto Bianchi