Brother Wolf of Gubbio by Colony Elliott Santangelo
A Saint Francis Legend

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Exquisitely embellished in gold, imbued with the vibrant palette of the Renaissance, and painstakingly rendered on bass wood panels, Brother Wolf embraces the spirit of its time. An old wolf terrorizes the villagers of Gubbio-until Saint Francis brings about a peace between man and animal. This inspiring and favorite legend is richly illuminated and lovingly depicted by a new artist of great talent. A storyteller's ear informs a tale whose gentle message of spirituality and the brotherhood of all living things will strike a resonant chord. Those familiar with art history will delight in finding images which quote famous paintings; all others will simply delight.

About Colony Elliott Santangelo

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Santangelo is an author and artist.
Published October 1, 2000 by Hand Print. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Once, a very long time ago, a lone wolf was “old and tired, and a new young leader had taken his place.” The wolf remained behind, near an Italian mountain village as his pack moved on.

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Santangelo casts the wolf as increasingly pitiable: ""He was only one old wolf, grayhaired and scrawny, but the people picked up sticks and stones and threw them, shouting angrily."" In so thoroughly soliciting readers' sympathy for the wolf, Santangelo makes Francis's extraordinary behavior (see...

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