A church is a weighty thing, isn't it? Its doors are heavy and hard to budge. Its walls are made of stone. And there may be strange or even scary pictures inside. How can a small person make sense of these intimidating places? Two-time Caldecott medalist Chris Raschka shares his mother's wonderful way of visiting a church: what they would call saint spotting. Each visit to a church becomes an adventure, a trip through the stories that have shaped centuries of faith.
Playful and poignant, this beautifully illustrated book introduces readers to saints and symbols through the warm bond between a mother and son. From bookish Paul to faithful Mary Magdalene, from musical Cecilia to animal-loving Francis, there's a fascinating saint to discover in every corner.
About the Author
Chris Raschka received the Caldecott Medal for The Hello, Goodbye Window (Hyperion) and most recently for A Ball for Daisy (Schwartz & Wade). His other books include Paul Writes (a Letter) (Eerdmans), The Death of the Hat (Candlewick), and the Caldecott Honor-winning Yo! Yes? (Scholastic). He has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as one of the most original illustrators working today, and he continues to create stories and art that appeal to readers of all ages. He lives with his family in New York City.