Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. SchmidtMartin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. Schmidt

Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert

byGary D. SchmidtIllustratorDavid Diaz

Hardcover | June 26, 2012

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As the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman and a former slave, Martin de Porres was born into extreme poverty. Even so, his mother begged the church fathers to allow him into the priesthood. Instead, Martin was accepted as a servant boy. But soon, the young man was performing miracles. Rumors began to fly around the city of a strange mulatto boy with healing hands, who gave first to the people of the barrios . Martin continued to serve in the church, until he was finally received by the Dominican Order,&nbspno longer called&nbspthe worthless son of a slave, but&nbsprather a saint and the rose in the desert. &nbsp
Gary D. Schmidt is the best-selling author of Okay for Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars . Mr. Schmidt lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.   David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky N...
Title:Martin de Porres: The Rose in the DesertFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 10.5 × 9 × 0.41 inPublished:June 26, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547612184

ISBN - 13:9780547612188


Editorial Reviews

With images of surpassing beauty and power and a text both simple and lyrical, Diaz and Schmidt tell the life of the first black saint of the Americas . . . A visual - and, it must be said, spiritual - delight." - Kirkus "Schmidt's telling, touching in its simplicity, is well matched with Diaz's exceptional artwork, which is bold and referential in equal parts." - Booklist, starred review"An artful and reverent portrait of a lesser-known figure." - School Library Journal "Diaz's visualization of this story is magnificent." - Horn Book "