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"Diaz's visualization of this story is magnificent."--Horn Book
David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Smoky Night by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; The Wanderer by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and Diego: Bigger Than Life by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpré Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.
This was a very nice book. Beautiful pictures, and a great story. Be aware that there is a lot of words per page, so it is a book to read to children who are a little older, or... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Brenda M.
The illustrations by David Diaz are beautiful. They match the inspirational story. Color and perspective are excellent. The child looks saintly and in bliss.Published 9 months ago by Persephone
I really like this story because of its inspirational message. I would recommend this book to children because it teaches kids to keeping trying even in the face of adversity.Published 16 months ago by Anika M.
This book tells about the life of a saint that came from poverty but became well know for his healing powers. Talks of his miracles spread and his passion for animals is admired. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Krystal
Born into poverty in Peru in 1579, the illegitimate son of a Spanish nobleman and a former slave, Martin de Porres. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lacee Hunter
Come travel with us to Lima, Peru and meet a gentle kind little boy,Martin. Martin is born out of wedlock and his mother gives him away to the church where is becomes a servant. Read morePublished 16 months ago by LeighBee
This is a beautifully illustrated book by the gifted David Diaz . The story is uplifting and will bring joy tomyour heart !Published 17 months ago by Raymond C. Groll