Wednesday, October 10, 2007
The Lady in the Blue Cloak
This is a really lovely book. I have no idea how I stumbled across its title, or by what miracle my library decided to purchase it, but I found it and I don't want to return it. The Lady in the Blue Cloak, Legends from the Texas Missions, by Eric Kimmel, contains six short stories, all about the Spanish missions in Texas. Retold by Kimmel, these legends about the missions have been known in the southwest U.S. for many years. While they may or may not be true, they are certainly inspirational, and wonderful tools to teach children faith in God.
The illustrations are gorgeous oil paintings and do more for the story than just bring the characters to life. They breathe life into the stories themselves. Just beautiful.