The Miraculous Tale of the Two Saints Maries
By Rosemary Wells
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670059607, 32pp.)
Publication Date: April 6, 2006
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In the south of France there is a tiny town called Saintes Maries de la Mer. Inside the town church is a wooden boat . . . with two wooden ladies—one in a rose dress and one in blue. Both are called Marie.
Traveling in their modest wooden boat, the mysterious two Saint Maries are said to have performed forty miracles during the 19th century. But who were these two saints? Inspired by this question, Rosemary Wells crafts a vivid portrayal of the saints as sixteen-year-old friends drifting through the skies in their boat, meeting with God himself, and swooping down to Earth to perform loving good deeds. Award-winning illustrator Petra Mathers’ whimsical illustrations top off this enchantingly unique picture book.