MARTIN DE PORRES: Saint of the New World by Ellen Tarry

MARTIN DE PORRES: Saint of the New World

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There has been a renewed interest among adults in the life of St. Martin De Porres, the Dominican Negro of seventeeth century South America, since his canonization last May. In this delightful biography (Vision Book) boys and girls will come to know and admire the gentle St. Martin whose pleasant smile and kind words brought happiness to the lives he touched. The son of a Negro mother and a noble Spanish father, St. Martin's deep and abiding charity for all men was clearly evident even in his childhood. Ellen Tarry's description of St. Martin's miracles, his love of children, and his kindness to animals will help make Martin De Porres both a favorite Saint and a favorite book for young readers.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1963
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Co.