A retelling of the legend of St. Brigid's birth and her mysterious blue cloak. Beautiful imagery portrays her birth and her vision of the Nativity. Celtic and Hebrew page borders add to the character of the paintings. A very appealing and wonderous legend.
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the thatch from the roof. But when the baby gave her first cry, the
wind shushed to a whisper and the stars began to sing.
Brigid's Cloak retells an ancient tale about one of Ireland's most beloved saints. On the day she is born Brigid receives a brilliant blue cloak from a mysterious Druid. Years later, the young girl still wears the now tattered but beloved cloak while she tends her sheep. Is it her imagination that suddenly takes her to an unfamiliar land? Or is it something far greater that leads Brigid to a crowded inn in a town called Bethlehem?
Bryce Milligan's eloquently told story about Brigid 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.
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
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A retelling of the leg...
This beautifully-illustrated retelling of an ancient folktale concerning Saint Brigid of Kildare, one of Ireland's patron saints, contains a fascinating blend of Pagan Celtic and early Christian motifs. From the old Druid who gives the infant Brigid a beautiful blue cloak, and who speaks with a voice "wise and fierce and full of truth;" to the Holy Family in Bethlehem, who somehow seem to exist outside of time, and know Brigid for who she is (a "child of the West"); this story has just the right mixture of magic and spirituality to appeal to young readers, whatever their religious persuasion. The color illustrations by English artist Helen Cann are vibrant and appealing. I was pleased, moreover, to see the the explanatory notes in the back, giving some historical background to the story.
Irish story of Saint B...
Irish story of Saint Brigid and her cloak, blessed by a druid, and her transportation to Bethlehem. Historical fiction with beautiful illustrations. Talked about the druid's faith versus their Christian faith; interesting interaction, but I'm not sure if you can talk about that in public schools. Historical note in the back.
Summary: Relates a leg...
Summary: Relates a legend about the Irish slave girl who became Saint Brigid, beginning with a celestial song, a mysterious gift, and a prophecy on the night of her birth
I wasnt expecting thi...
I wasn't expecting this to be a religiously based folktale, and was not very impressed with the story because of this. It was well written and easy to follow, but definitely odd when Brigid somehow beamed to ancient Jerusalem from ancient Ireland. I would probably not find this useful in a classroom setting. Additionally, I found the illustrations to be a bit flat, and some of the facial expressions on the characters quite strange. The coloring of the artwork is lovely though, very subtle. I especially liked the different knotwork borders.
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