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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Cloud of Witnesses A Child's First Book of Saints - Katie Warner and Meg Whalen

Cloud of Witnesses: A Child's First Book of Saints
Katie Warner (Editor)
Meg Whalen (Illustrator
TAN Books
ISBN 9781505112177



This book was by no means our families first book about saints. Nor was it even my youngest daughters. But She has latched onto this book with a deep devotion. I am certain she has the entire book memorized now in under a week. She has taken it to school every day this week, first to share with her teacher, then with friends at recess. Practically any time she goes to leave the house it is in her hands.

Each saint has a two-page spread with a wonderful illustration by Meg Whalen. One page is a full page picture of the saint, and the facing page is a short prayer or aspiration, a symbol associated with the saint, and at the bottom of the page the saints name. There was some initial confusion because the first saint is Saint Augustine, and he is all in green. My daughter at first assumed it was Saint Patrick.

The saints in order of appearance are:

Saint Augustine
Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Theresa of Avila
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Saint Patrick
Saint John Paul II
Saint Clare of Assisi
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Saint Catherine of Siena
Saint Josemaria Escriva

The short prayers or aspirations for each saint are attributed to words they spoke or wrote. It is a wonderful little book. It will be treasured by children and appreciated by adults.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2018 Catholic Reading Plan!





Books by Katie Warner:
Head & Heart: Becoming Spiritual Leaders for Your Family
Gaze Upon Jesus: Experiencing Christ's Childhood through the Eyes of Women
A Grandparent Who Prays: A Journal to Guide You in Praying for Your Grandchildren
A Parent Who Prays: A Journal to Guide You in Praying for Your Children
A Sponsor Who Prays: A Journal to Guide You in Praying for Your Confirmand

For Children:
I Went to Mass: What did I See?
Cloud of Witnesses: A Child's First Book of Saints


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