The legend of Saint Christopher, first written in the thirteenthcentury, tells the story of a strong man named Offero, who wants to findthe greatest ruler in all the world and to serve him as his bearer. Offero'ssearch is in vain until a mysterious child at a riverside asks Offero tocarry him over the river. Only after Offero has carried the child over theriver does he discover the child's true identity. ThenOffero's name is changed to Christopher.
Author Margaret Hodges retells with powerand simplicity this unforgettable tale ofthe man who became known as thepatron saint of travelers. Andillustrator Richard Jesse Watsonhas created hypnopompicpaintings that dramaticallycapture Offero's journey andthe brilliance of his discoveryof the One he sought.
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