Francis and the Animals



ISBN: 9781788070331 Categories: ,

Piet Grobler


This is the story of Francis, who speaks with the animals. In this charming retelling of the life and teachings of this well – known saint, Piet Grobler delivers a simple and powerful message that transcends different cultures and religions. The book encoura ges young children to make the world a better place.

Piet Grobler has always been drawn to the figure of St Francis. He also feels a special bond with birds. Piet noticed that often a bird would sit beside him just before a special event in his life. Th e illustrations, which are full of warmth and a dream – like quality, reflect this personal connection with the story. Piet captures a joyful world that celebrates birds, beasts and the wonders of nature.

Additional information

Weight 340 g
Dimensions 21.6 x 26.1 cm
Publisher name Lemniscaat
Publication date 1 May 2019
Number of pages 32
Format Hardback
Dimensions 21.6 x 26.1 cm
Weight 340 g
Piet Grobler was born in South Africa. He studied theology, journalism and graphic design. Piet has won many awards around the world for his illustrations, including in Italy and China. His previous titles published by Lemniscaat are Hey Frog! and Antonia by Anke de Vries.