"The Little Friar Who Flew" written by Patrica Lee Gauch with pictures by Tomie de Paola., published by G. P. Putna's Sons, copyright 1980, first impression.
Summary: A brief biography of the 17th century Italian friar who performed many feats of levitation during his lifetime.
Patricia Lee Gauch has based her warm and funny story on the legend of St. Joseph of Copertino, the patron saint of aviators. Tomie de Paola's seventeenth-century Italian village and its colorful characters surround a spirited, happy friar who simply could not keep his feet on the ground.
Hard cover children's book in good condition with no rips, tears, or writing. The dust jacket is in poor condition. It is dirty and very worn.