For Father Dick Lower, Father Omer Dufault, and Rosli Hanslin, who are all true “Christophers.” T. deP. Under the direction of Romain Lizé, President, Magnificat Editor, Magnificat: Isabelle Galmiche Editor, Ignatius: Vivian Dudro Proofreader: Kathleen Hollenbeck Layout Designer: Magali Meunier Production: Thierry Dubus, Audrey Bord First published by Holiday House Inc. New York © 1994 by Tomie dePaola Second edition: © 2023 by Magnificat, New York • Ignatius Press, San Francisco All rights reserved. ISBN Ignatius Press 978-1-62164-620-4 • ISBN Magnificat 978-1-63967-033-8