The Canticle of the Creatures for Saint Francis of Assisi

The Canticle of the Creatures for Saint Francis of Assisi
By Luigi Santucci
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Genre: Catholic
Release Date: 08/22/17

Santucci has written a marvelously creative work that will remind readers of the magical world of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia. Santucci weaves throughout this emotionally evocative text the deeds and words of St. Francis of Assisi and how well loved the natural and animal world was to him. Christian readers will appreciate the honor this author demonstrates toward all of God’s creations.

Santucci creates talking creatures that interact with love and gratefulness with St. Francis. This colorfully illustrated text makes it a treat for the senses, as readers will take their time to read the text and then refer back to the accompanying illustrations for a satisfying repast of storytelling.

The Canticle of the Creatures will surely become a favorite gift purchase and readers will certainly be clamoring for more books to follow.

—Michele Howe