St. Brigid features prominently in Irish folklore and religious tradition; re-told for younger audiences and finished with expressive watercolors, this is a traditional tale children will cherish. Born a Christian slave child, on the night of her birth Brigid receives a mysterious prophecyfrom a Druid priest who claims the Christian God visited him. He gives Brigid a blue cloak, heralding her as the "mother to the new Ireland that is to come". Young listeners will be enchanted as they ponder if Brigid's dream of Bethlehem is only a dream or something more. Paperback.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 2005 Dimensions: 10ÃÂ½ X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0802852971 ISBN-13: 9780802852977 Availability: In Stock Ages: 5-8
Milligan's eloquently told story about one of Ireland's most beloved saints is a moving tale of compassion and wonder. Beautifully illustrated by Helen Cann, "Brigid's Cloak" sparkles with the timelessness of legend and the transcending power of faith.