Sunday 27 December 2020

The Monks Make Amends - Sylvia Dorham and Christopher Tupa

The Monks Make Amends 
Christopher Tupa (Illustrator)
ISBN 9781505117905

I read the first book in this series 4 years ago, The Monk’s Daily Bread, and never got around to reviewing it. I plan to go back and read it again just for that purpose. The day this one arrived I read it twice. Well actually my 10-year-old read it to me and then later my 12 year old read it to me. This is a wonderful little picture book. The book reminds me of both Tales of a Magic Monastery by Theophane the Monk and The Case of the Haunted Chapel by Karen Kelly Boyce and Sue Anderson Gioulis Sisters of the Last Straw Book 1 but geared for younger readers. 

The book is set in a monastery is guided by Father Abbot. One day he notices that something is off. There are monks who are angry, and monks who are mad. And this is making Father Abbot very sad. He must find a way to figure out what happened and what can be done about it.

The illustrations are wonderful. The story is fun. All three of us give it a solid 5/5 stars. We plan to go back and reread the first book, The Monk’s Daily Bread, and really look forward to the next one, The Monk’s Stormy Night. A great picture book in what is shaping up to be a great series.

Note: This book is part of a series of reviews: 2020 Catholic Reading Plan!  

Books by Sylvia Dorham:
The Monks Series:
The Monk’s Daily Bread

Other Books:
Rosana: A Modern Retelling of the Book of Ruth
The Book of Names: An Accounting of What Might Have Been
Avoiding The Octopus

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