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The Resource Father Gaetano's puppet catechism : a novella, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

Father Gaetano's puppet catechism : a novella, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

Label
Father Gaetano's puppet catechism : a novella
Title
Father Gaetano's puppet catechism
Title remainder
a novella
Statement of responsibility
Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Title variation
Father Gaetanos puppet catechism
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the creator of Hellboy, an illustrated novella that brings Twilight Zone originality to the written page In the aftermath of a critical World War II battle, Father Gaetano is assigned as the sole priest at the Church of San Domenico in the small, seaside Sicilian village of Tringale. The previous pastor has died and there is a shortage of clergy at the moment, so until another can be spared, the young priest must say all of the masses himself. Mass is not Father Gaetano's only responsibility, however. The war has created many orphans, and thus the San Domenico rectory has been converted into an orphanage which is also his domain. The children are a joy to him, but they have lost so much, and many have begun to question their faith and their God, and his attempts to teach them catechism are in vain. until he finds an old puppet theatre and an ornate box of puppets in the basement. Handcrafted by the building's former caretaker, now absent, the puppets seem the perfect tool to get the children to pay attention to their lessons. But after dark the puppets emerge from that ornate box, without their strings. While the children have been questioning their faith, the puppets believe Father Gaetano's Bible stories completely. But there is such a thing as too much faith. And the children's lives will never be the same again"--Provided by publisher
Summary
A young Father Gaetano cares for World War II orphans at the Church of San Domenico by staging Bible-story shows with puppets that come to life at night and act out the biblical stories they have heard in frightening ways
Theme
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10150763
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mignola, Michael
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.I38
LC item number
F38 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Golden, Christopher
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Priests
  • Catechisms
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • FICTION / Horror
Target audience
adult
Label
Father Gaetano's puppet catechism : a novella, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/741/9780312644741/image/lgcover.9780312644741.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
2012028286
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
163 p.
Isbn
9780312644741
Lccn
2012028286
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Father Gaetano's puppet catechism : a novella, Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/741/9780312644741/image/lgcover.9780312644741.jpg
Publication
Control code
2012028286
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
163 p.
Isbn
9780312644741
Lccn
2012028286
Other physical details
ill.

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