The Day the Animals Came

A Story of Saint Francis Day

By Weller, Frances Ward & Long, Loren

Publishers Summary:
A young girl who misses her former home and her animal friends left behind in the West Indies makes new friends at the blessing of the animals at a cathedral in New York City on the Feast of St. Francis.

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ISBN
978-0-39923-630-3
Publisher
New York : Philomel Books, c2003.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2003

Gr 2-4 This story is based on Weller's and others' reminiscences of an annual October event at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Life in the crowded city makes Ria long for the Caribbean island that she and her parents recently left to seek "a better life." Knowing that the child misses the animals she left behind, Mrs. Blum, the neighbor who cares for Ria while her parents work, take...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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