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St. Jerome and the Lion

Hodges, Margaret

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ISBN 10: 0531085384 / ISBN 13: 9780531085387
Published by Orchard Books, New York, 1991
Condition: F/F Hardcover
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F/F in mylar. A 1st edition/1st printing in fine condition with full number line. There is no wear to jacket. The jacket is not price clipped, the covers are clean and bright and the edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Library Binding 24 p. Bookseller Inventory # 1616

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Title: St. Jerome and the Lion

Publisher: Orchard Books, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Library Binding

Illustrator: Moser, Barry

Book Condition: F/F

Edition: 1st Thus

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An illustrated retelling of the legend of Saint Jerome and the lion that he sheltered in his monastery.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 1-4-- As in the pre-Christian legend of Androcles, the Christian Saint Jerome, first Latin translator of the Bible, is credited with the good deed of removing a thorn from a lion's paw. Paintings throughout Christian times picture St. Jerome with the grateful lion at his feet. Hodges, using Renaissance interpretations of the legend that show the saint with a dog and donkey, as well as the lion, has shaped a story that includes all three animals. The rescued lion, set to the task of guarding the donkey, fails to keep him safe from thieves. The monks who surround the blessed saint speak out against the lion, but kindly Jerome defends him. The lion gives up his favored place in St. Jerome's study to the dog and takes on the domestic role of donkey, becoming a beast of burden. One day the thieves return with their caravan, led by the donkey. The lion is redeemed, the donkey is returned, and the wisdom of Jerome restores peace and justice to the community of men and animals. A moral tale, handsomely illustrated with Moser's dramatically highlighted, dark-shadowed watercolors, this gentle story is well suited to church libraries and to situations in which the values of trust and kindness and "innocent until proven guilty" are to be discussed. --Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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