Like most kids, twins Benedict and Scholastica spent their childhoods climbing trees, racing, and even bickering. Then their lives took extraordinary turns as they entered adulthood. Scholastica cared for those in need, while miracles guided Benedict's life as he grew into a spiritual leader. Despite living far away from each other, the twins' bond helped Benedict develop the Rule of St. Benedict, creating a sense of community within the monasteries, which continues to guide the Benedictine Order today.
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Kathleen Norris lives in Lemmon, South Dakota, and Honolulu, Hawaii.
Tomie dePaola lives in New London, New Hampshire.
Gr 2-4-This fictionalized biography of Saints Benedict and Scholastica, twins who lived in sixth-century Italy, is told in a lively, authoritative manner. Born to a respected family in the mountain town of Nursia, the children were separated for their education. Scholastica was placed in a convent and Benedict was sent to Rome. Repelled by the power struggles, injustice, and greed he encountered in the city, Benedict longed for a simple, prayerful life. First he became a cave-dwelling hermit, and later, after many difficulties, he founded a monastery on Monte Cassino, which eventually became the Benedictine order of monks. Meanwhile, his sister remained in the convent and supported her beloved brother with prayer. Many stories of miracles are woven into the text. A brief summary of the Rule of St. Benedict, still used by monks and nuns today, is included. As usual, dePaola's elegant, stylized artwork seems particularly well suited to the eternal quality of religious subjects. The framed spreads are painted in soft, warm acrylics on tea-stained watercolor paper, which gives the semblance of an old manuscript. The text is arranged in boxes of various sizes to help create an eye-appealing format.
Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
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