Daily Archives: February 17, 2010

The Life of Saint Nicholas by R.O. Blechman

One of these days I am going to ask Mr. Blechman what goes through his mind when he comes up with such beautiful works. Life of Saint Nicholas is a delightful little book. The reason I love reading Mr. Blechman’s works is they relieve me of any stress in the business of day-to-day living.

Life of Saint Nicholas

An Italian man comes across the text for the life of Saint Nicholas while he is taking his dog for a walk. It all starts with the Roman baby being born with magical powers – he can bend cutlery, transform wine into vinegar and vinegar to wine, he is the miracle baby who eventually grows up to be the miracle man.

I was first introducted to Mr. Blechman through Talking Lines and I only want to read more of what he does. I want to see his cute-like cartoons and the relevancy in our times.  

This is a must read for people of all ages. I sure loved it and I know so will you. It is minimilastic in its illustration and story telling. It is just a re-telling of what we have heard of saints. A read I will treasure for a long time to come.