The Secret of the Shamrock

Book cover: 'The Secret of the Shamrock'
Author(s): 
Lisa Hendey
Illustrator(s): 
Jenn Bower
Series: 
Chime Travelers
Binding: 
Paperback
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As my years of homeschooling younger children come to a close, one of the things I enjoy is to teach religious education at the parish. I love telling the kids about the Saints. I just do not think the students hear stories being told or read to them at school these days.

These books are a wonderful resource for me, as I keep them for the last part of the class and the students will look forward to each chapter. It has been my experience that it is their favorite part of the class and the one time they are all quiet and attentive! Saints' stories inspire and teach so much about the virtues, the journey to holiness, and also about history... and so much more!

Lisa Hendey, aka CatholicMom.com, did a wonderful job creating these books. I like to call them a Catholic alternative to the Magic Tree House books. The protagonists are twins who must help clean the parish, and, well, let's say the confessional, like a certain wardrobe from a another series, becomes a door to another time in history. Each book brings up a saint to get to know, and a lesson they learn. Add super cute illustrations by Jenn Bower and we have a winner series!

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Catholic
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