Legend of St. Christopher
Legend of St. Christopher

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Hyoun-ju, Lee 

Pauline Books & Media 



Discover St. Christopher in this action-packed Shounen-style graphic novel!

About this Book:

Saint Christopher was known as a giant among his peers and wanted to use his strength to serve only the greatest king he could find. Leaving home, he searched far and wide, taking many wrong paths and pledging his allegiance to several false leaders. Eventually Christopher starts to change, making a new life for himself assisting travelers wishing to cross the river. He meets a great challenge one day when, despite his great size and strength, he is almost unable to carry a very small baby who is astonishingly heavy. Discover what St. Christopher found when he reached the other side of the river with his tiny passenger, and see why he is called the patron saint of travelers and a model for us all.

Based on elements of the Golden Legend compiled by Blessed Jacobus de Varagine, a Dominican bishop in the 13th century, author and illustrator Lee Hyoun-ju masterfully adapts the legendary story of Saint Christopher, telling it in dramatic detail with action-packed Shounen-style images in this graphic novel for children ages 9 to 12.

Features & Benefits:

  • Shounen-style graphic novel is especially appealing for boys ages 9 to 12
  • Joins other graphic novels in Pauline Books and Media's series
  • Engages the "reluctant reader"
  • Provides a strong male role model
  • Great travel book!
  • Shows the battle between good and evil
  • Compelling conversion story

Product Details:

Binding: Paperback
Trim size: 6 X 8 inches
Pages: 168

Keywords: Patron saint of travelers, patron saint of sports, Christ bearer, saint for new drivers, martyr, Christ-bearer -

Katie says...
Pauline Media provided me with a copy of The Legend of Saint Christopher and Saint Clare of Assisi in exchange for an honest review. Graphic novels are a hot classroom commodity right now, and for good reason. Vivid illustrations combined with high impact text and dialogue create a page-turner that is perfect for matching reluctant readers with non-fiction text. Pauline Media recognized this need and has a whole new line of graphic novels about Saints, including St. Christopher, St. Clare, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Philip Neri, and more. Ive had these in my classroom for about six weeks now, and they have been a huge hit. So popular in fact, these books havent even made it on the shelf in our Faith Corner yet- they literally are passed from one student to the next as they finish. It is a perfect book to tuck in their desks and read a little at a time- the style of a graphic novel makes it easy to immerse themselves back into the story quickly. I was impressed by the depth that is covered about the lives of these Saints. Besides just being a biography, these books are exposing my students to virtues, decision making, religious life, martyrdom, a good role models. Even though they each have an obvious male or female lead character, that isnt stopping boys and girls from both reading them. Of their own accord, I think just as many of the boys in my room have read about St. Clare as St. Christopher. The style, action, and pacing is attractive and keeps them reading. These books have been a great addition for my classroom, and I will definitely be adding more to our collection. I think that they would best fit 3rd-6th graders, but could also be a great help for older students when reading is not a strength. Now, I just have to decide what story to order next. Mother Teresa of Kolkata? St. Teresa of Avila? I think Ill poll my students :).
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