Where did the tradition of displaying manger scenes come from? Find out in St. Francis and the Nativity, an engaging, well-crafted story set in thirteenth-century Italy that blends history and fiction. A young shepherd boy meets Saint Francis of Assisi, who wants to visually demonstrate the real meaning of Christmas. Children will love the beautiful illustrations and the suggested craft activities that accompany this sweet story. And parents, grandparents, and Christian teachers will count this book as a true teaching treasure.Strasser, Myrna is the author of 'Story of the Nativity', published 2007 under ISBN 9780310708902 and ISBN 0310708907.