Sunday 3 November 2019

Saint Clare and Her Cat - Dessi Jackson and Martina Parnelli

Saint Clare and Her Cat
Dessi Jackson
Martina Parnelli (Illustrator)
Silver Fire Publishing
ISBN 9780997674736

This is not the first story I have read about Clare of Assisi. But it is a read for a younger audience. Maybe the youngest I have encountered to date. Many of the events depicted in this story are ones older readers will be familiar with. But it is still a fun book to read to and with children.

The story is written in an engaging and entraining manner. The illustrations are done in a pencil crayon style. The colors are bright and vibrant. And the full page illustrations on every page provide a lot of details to examine again and again. It is an entertaining read. And can be read again and again, at the writing of this review I have read it almost a dozen times, by myself or with one or more of my children. The children especially love when she cut off her hair, to using the host to repel invaders.

It is a great Catholic picture book, fun for the whole family.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2019 Catholic Reading Plan!

Books by Dessi Jackson:
Saint Clare and Her Cat
The Saint and His Bees
Saint Felix and the Spider
Nikola and the Monk
Roses in the Snow: A Tale of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Other books about Saint Clare:
Saint Clare of Assisi: Runaway Rich Girl - Kim Hee-Ju

Books by Martina Parnelli:
Fat John, His Little Lamb, and the Two Wise Owls
Who Shall Wear the Wedding Veil?
Little Runty, the Luckiest Donkey
Little Runty, On the Road
Little Runty Goes Home
Love’s Labour Started

Books illustrated by Martina Parnelli:
Animals of God (Volume 1) by Susan Peek
Animals of God (Volume 2) by Susan Peek
Small for the Glory of God: Saint John the Dwarf by Susan Peek
The Man God Kept Surprising: Saint William of Bourges by Susan Peek
The Forgotten Christmas Saint: Saint Anastasia by Susan Peek

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