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Monday, January 24, 2011

Product review: Saint Andre Bessett

I had the opportunity to review a children's book from The Catholic Company. Saint Andre Bessette: Miracles of Montreal, is one of many Saints books in the 'Encounter the Saints Series.' These books strive to give a lively retelling of the heroism and holiness of the saints.

I have always enjoyed this series of Saints books for children. We were given some from a friend and I appreciate how they aren't childish and 'watered down' like so many you find nowadays. The illustrations aren't dated and are easier for the reader to identify with. This particular title starts with the birth of Saint Andre and details the events of his life leading up to his death in 1937 and his canonization in 2010.

This book is appropriate for all ages if used as a family read-a-loud. Due to the longer text and higher level vocabulary used (a glossary can be found in the back), I would suggest that a child be in at least third or fourth grade before reading this on their own.

James enjoyed reading about Saint Andre and the miracles he performed. He especially liked it when the little girl was cured and when Saint Andre walked through a closed door.

This entire series is an excellent and inexpensive way to add to your child's saint library. The copy we received retails for only $7.95. It is so rare today to find a quality children's book that is affordable. Click here to find other books in this series from The Catholic Company.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on
Saint Andre Bessette - Miracles in Montreal . They are also a great source for serenity prayer and baptism gifts.

Disclaimer: As a member of The Catholic Company review program, I received a free copy of Saint Andre Bessette: Miracles in Montreal in exchange for my honest review on this blog. I received no other compensation
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