New children's book on Blessed John Paul II


Catholic writer and broadcaster Joanna Bogle  has written a childrens' book about the life of  Blessed John Paul 11. The book, part of a series on modern saints published by St Paul's Publications, is Joanna's first attempt at writing for young children. It is a delightful book written in an easy, enthusiastic  style for 7-11 year olds. The attractive illustrations are by Kati Teague who worked on previous childrens' books for St Pauls' including  one on Therese of Lisieux, published last year. Karol Wojtyla's involvement in Polish underground  theatre presentations is charmingly portrayed and the Nazi menace dramatically depicted by goose stepping soldiers.

His initiative of World Youth Day is given an important focus and illustrated on the cover. At the London book launch  the author said that it was a privilege  to convey his extraordinary  qualities and greatness.  “There was something huge about Blessed John Paul in bringing young  people from all around the world together, speaking to them in a new way,” she said.

The book highlights the late Pope in the  frailty of old age and sickness as well as his younger  vigour  and sporting  prowess,presenting him as a role model for young people. His reaching out to people of other faiths  is given prominence too.

At the end is a simple quiz based on the book.

Priced at £7 this would make a lovely Christmas gift.
ISBN 978 0 85439 819 5


Tags: Blessed John Paul, Joanna Bogle

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