The Juggler of Our Lady: The Classic Christmas Story (Dover Graphic Novels) (Hardcover)

The Juggler of Our Lady: The Classic Christmas Story (Dover Graphic Novels) By R. O. Blechman, Jules Feiffer (Foreword by), Maurice Sendak (Introduction by) Cover Image
By R. O. Blechman, Jules Feiffer (Foreword by), Maurice Sendak (Introduction by)
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One of the great examples of the graphic novel form. Should inspire a new generation. -- The Atlantic
Cantalbert is a simple juggler but the world takes no interest in his only real gift, and he feels inadequate compared to people with meaningful jobs. Seeking a more spiritual approach to life, he enters a monastery. Cantalbert's menial chores among the monks fail to instill the self-doubting juggler with any sense of worth ― until he experiences a soul-stirring encounter with a statue of Mary, the Mother of Christ.
This magical 1952 retelling of a medieval legend, featuring winsome watercolor images by famed illustrator R. O. Blechman, constitutes a predecessor to the modern graphic novel. A Foreword by Jules Feiffer and an Introduction by Maurice Sendak offer insights into the fable's enduring influence. One of the Phoenix New Times 10 Best Graphic Novels to Read During the Holidays.

About the Author

For more than 50 years, the distinctive artwork of illustrator/animator R. O. Blechman has taken many forms, from New Yorker covers and commericals for Alka-Seltzer to his own illustrated books. He is the recipient of many awards, including several Emmys and a Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Cartoonists Society. Best known for his Caldecott Medal-winning book, Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) wrote and illustrated numerous popular books for young readers.Author, playwright, and screenwriter, Jules Feiffer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist whose satirical strips appeared in The Village Voice for 42 years.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780486800301
ISBN-10: 048680030X
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: October 21st, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Dover Graphic Novels

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