Three Simple Men (Paperback)

And Other Holy Folktales

By Leo Tolstoy, Jon M. Sweeney (Retold by), Anna Mitchell (Illustrator)

Paraclete Press (MA), 9781612615868, 80pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2015

List Price: 17.99*
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You've met the characters in these stories before. We meet them in folktales from all around the world. There is the simple, wise old man who understands far more than he knows; the pompous religious expert who discovers his folly before it's too late; nosey neighbors and petty relatives; and a fight between good and evil in which, by story's end, good and evil almost seem to switch places. These classic folktales, made popular a century ago by Leo Tolstoy, are retold here for a new generation, beautifully illustrated in this gorgeous book designed for reading out loud, reading over and over again, and giving to friends.

About the Author

Jon M. Sweeney is the author of many books including The St. Francis Prayer Book and The St. Clare Prayer Book. He lives in Michigan.