Title: The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
First printing. Flat SIGNED, "Tomie" with his customary drawn heart, by illustrator Tomie dePaola on a laid in bookplate. Both the volume and unclipped, mylar sleeved, dust jacket are fine. This is an oversized book; priority and international mailings will require additional postage. Bookseller Inventory # 15041601
Synopsis: Kathleen Norris, acclaimed author of The Cloister Walk, offers a moving text to accompany beloved artist Tomie dePaola's strikingly beautiful frescolike paintings in the dramatic and inspiring story of two miraculous, yet very human siblings.
The twins, Benedict and Scholastica, grew up as lively best friends in northern Italy, but their paths diverged when it became time for them to enter adulthood. Benedict's life was filled with dramatic moments and miracles as he grew into an important spiritual leader. Scholastica lived a quieter life, but she remained a strong influence on her brother as he developed the Rule of St. Benedict, which guides the Benedictine order to this day.
About the Author:
Kathleen Norris lives in Lemmon, South Dakota, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Tomie dePaola lives in New London, New Hampshire.
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