From Creation to Pentecost, the main stories from the Old and New Testaments are lovingly told and illustrated for very young children. All the important characters are brought to life in engaging four-color illustrations: Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Moses and David, Mary and Joseph, Jesus and his apostles. The hard, childproof pages with rounded corners make this a perfect first Bible for little ones.
Peter wanted to become a fisherman, like his father. But one day he met Jesus, and his life was changed forever, and he became the leader of the Apostles. Children can learn all about the exciting life of Saint Peter, the Apostle, from this beautifully illustrated picture book. Based on the Bible, the stories of this fisherman the Lord called to be his friend are brought to life on every page. From the popular "Life of a Saint" series.
Author: Juliette Levivier, Claire de Gastold, Janet Chevrier
Francis of Assisi, one of the most famous and beloved saints, comes to life for young people in this addition to The Life of a Saint series. With vivid, four-color pictures on every page, the book shows Francis becoming a brother and friend to all- lepers, the poor, and animals too. The story begins with the saint's birth and joyful youth. After military service, imprisonment, and illness, Francis has a dramatic encounter with God. He then gives up everything - even the clothes on his back - in order to follow Jesus in poverty and humility. Among the episodes in the life of Francis are the taming of the wolf of Gubbio and the first living Nativity scene. Also included is the conversion of Saint Clare, who was inspired by Francis to leave her life of luxury in order to give herself completely to the love of God. The simple but engaging text can be read independently by young readers or read aloud to small children.
This volume, which was produced under the aegis of French Telecom R&D, contains contributions from 60 specialist contributors, who attended a conference at Autrans in 2001.
Author: Gilles Néret, Auguste Rodin
Studies the work of Rodin
A real dive into the heart of 17th-century Paris, this story takes us into the daily life of Vincent de Paul, a devoted churchman, in search of the truth. Accompanied by young Antoine, Father Vincent travels the neighborhoods of the city, pleading his case with the richest of the rich and helping the poor. He takes in Manon, a 15-year-old orphan who is a victim of prostitution. Manon's story is connected to the disappearance of Jérôme, another person protected by the priest. Father Vincent takes it upon himself to shed some light on a cruel assassination and to reveal the truth behind a series of mysteries.
My Prayer Book
Author: Gaelle Tertrais
In this lovely book, prayer is presented to children as a heart-to-heart talk with God: to be with him, to speak to him, and to listen to him. As a child does with a loving father. It introduces to children the reasons for prayer, how to pray, where and when to pray, and then offers many different prayers for all occasions and church seasons. It shows children how we can tell God everything: our joys, our sorrows, our love, our gratitude, our trust, our needs, and even our weaknesses. And why we all need to communicate with God, to pray every day, for ourselves, and for others. To help children in their daily prayers and to learn a love for prayer, My Prayer Book brings together many of the great prayers of the Church, prayers for the whole liturgical year and seasons, prayers for every day, and prayers to love Jesus. A must have prayer book for all Catholic children!
Author: Benjamin Wood
From the award-winning author of The Bellwether Revivals comes a "gorgeous and harrowing work" (Emily St. John Mandel) set on a mysterious island, where artists strive to recover their lost gifts--and where nothing is quite as it seems. Situated on a Turkish island, Portmantle might be the strangest, most exclusive artists' colony around. Its brilliant residents linger for years, all expenses paid and living under assumed names. Relieved of the burdens of time and ego, they are free to create their next masterpieces. Elspeth Conroy (aka "Knell") is a Scottish painter who has been at Portmantle for a decade, a refugee from the hectic London art scene. Her fellow longtimers include Quickman, whose sole book became a classic and paralyzed his muse; MacKinney, a playwright who left behind her family; and Pettifer, an architect obsessing over an unfinished cathedral. In his astonishing second novel, Benjamin Wood gives us “an intensely intimate portrait of an artist as a young woman, with truths on every page” (Independent). The hermetic world at Portmantle shatters when the 17-year-old Fullerton arrives at the gates, his provenance and talents unknown. As Knell searches for answers, she reveals the path that led her to this place: Her intimate bond with her gruff drunk of a mentor; her early successes and crushing failures; a journey across the Atlantic and into the psychiatrist's office; and a grand commission of astronomical significance. What is "The Ecliptic," and how does it relate to the life Elspeth left behind? This gorgeous puzzle of a novel touches the head and the heart, and the effect is nothing short of electrifying. From the Hardcover edition.
Often lost in the debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what is being constructed. Particularly troublesome in this area is the status of the natural sciences, where there is conflict between biological and social approaches to mental illness, and in other areas. Ian Hacking looks at the issue of child abuse, and examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not the content but the form of science. In conclusion, Hacking comments on the "culture wars" in anthropology, in particular the spat between leading enthnographers over Hawaii and Captain Cook.
My Little Missal
Author: Maïte Roche, Ethel Tolansky
Author: Gerhart Hauptmann
Author: Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol'
The Ruins of Paris
Author: Jacques Réda
Publisher: Reaktion Books
From Belleville to Passy, from Montmartre to La-Butte-aux-Cailles, from Antony to Saint-Ouen, the author of this book is a traveller in his own city, Paris. The book is both a poetic meditation on Paris and a companion to its views and moods