A graphic novel adaptation of the real life of Francis of Assisi
See Saint Francis come to life as never before in this colourful graphic novel set in the hilltowns of Italy. Francis saves the life of an innocent duck, the only fictitious character in the story, and the two become each other's inspiration. As they grow in faith and friendship, Francis recognises in Brother Duck everything that he desires in living the life of the gospel: humility, poverty and a childlike imagination. Readers of all ages will enjoy the humour and ageless wisdom of this famous story, vividly retold, scene-by-scene.
Francis, the world's most popular saint, still needed any introductions--but Jay Stoeckl has pulled it off. What a beautiful telling this is of such a beautiful life! Highly recommended." --Jon Sweeney, author of "The St. Francis Prayer Book" and editor of "Francis of Assisi in His Own Words: The Essential Writings"
From an early age, James Stoeckl was an aspiring cartoonist. After traveling to Assisi, he was inspired by the life of St. Francis and professed as a Secular Franciscan. He has a master's degree in teaching and has taught elementary and middle school for eleven years. Jay lives in southwestern Colorado with his wife and family. This is his first book.