Along the Paths of the Gospel Series

Book cover: 'Along the Paths of the Gospel Series'
Publisher: 
Pauline Books and Media
Binding: 
Sewn Hardcover
Number of pages: 
71 pages
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

These little saint stories, beautifully illustrated by Augusta Curelli, are very appealing to children because of the nice hardcover format and the full-color pictures on each page. The moderate amount of text (about 4-10 lines per page) makes it fairly accessible to beginning or reluctant readers. We found this series to be an excellent help to our eight year old son who was struggling with reading. I was delighted at how much he enjoyed reading about the saints and he didn't even mind reading about the girl saints. :) The sewn binding (so unusual even in hardcover books nowadays) make the books very sturdy for heavy family use. Children may need help reading the names of people and places.

Individual Titles:

  • Saint Angela Merici: Leading People to God by Sr. Maryellen Keefe, OSU
  • Saint Anthony of Padua: Proclaimer of the Good News by Marie Baudouin-Croix
  • Saint Catherine Laboure: Mary's Messenger by Sister Marie-Genevieve Roux and Sister Elisabeth Charpy
  • Sister Colette: In the Footsteps of Saint Francis and Saint Clare by the Poor Clares of Poligny and Sister Elisabeth
  • Saint Francis of Assisi: God's Gentle Knight by Francoise Vintrou
  • Saint Therese of Lisieux and the "Little Way" of Love
  • Saint Vincent de Paul: Servant of Charity by Sister Catherine Ethievant
Perspective: 
Catholic
Review Date: 
2-18-04
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