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The Ballad of the White Horse, illustrated by Ben Hatke

  • "I tell you naught for your comfort, no, naught for your desire,
Save that the sky grows darker yet and the sea rises higher.
Night will thrice night over you and heaven an iron cope,
But do you have joy without a cause, yea, faith without a hope?"
from The Ballad of the White Horse
  • A warrior draws his bow in this illustration from The Ballad of the White Horse by Ben Hakte
  • A sketch from Ben's notebook which later appeared as a finished drawing in The Ballad of the White Horse
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"Bear, can't you stay with me? I'm just terribly afraid," she whispered...

Bear put his large hand on her cheek and looked into her eyes. Softly, he repeated, "...The men signed with the cross of Christ go gaily in the dark."

-- from The Shadow of the Bear 

The classic epic poem, The Ballad of the White Horse, by Catholic author G.K. Chesterton tellls the story of the Christian King Alfred and his heroic battle against the Danes, seen by many as an allegory about the battle between the light of Christ and the forces of darkness. This 100th Anniversary Edition is newly reprinted by Seton Press with extensive notes by Sharon Higby and exciting illustrations by Ben Hatke, illustrator of Regina Doman's bestselling children's book Angel in the Waters and author of the Zita the Spacegirl books.

The Ballad of the White Horse is an excellent companion to The Shadow of Bear, in which it is quoted a number of  times.

Copyright 2011.

Soft cover. 122pp.
6.25" x 9" 

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