Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Book Review: A Boy Who Became Pope: The Story of St. John Paul II

The Story of Saint John Paul II: A Boy Who Became Pope

by Fabiola Garza
Boston: Pauline Books and Media, 2014

The life of St. John Paul II isn't an easy one to share with children. His mother, brother, and then his father all died when he was young. He came of age during the horrors of World War II and then his country of Poland was held captive by communism. Yet, Fabiola Garza handles these topics with grace and a gentle hand in her children's biography, "A Boy Who Became Pope: The Story of St. John Paul II."

Sharing his life from birth through the time he became Pope, Garza's words and pictures combine to paint an informative and inspiring introduction to this saint who shaped so much of the 20th century. Aimed at children aged 5 - 10. older children and adults unfamiliar with the story of St. John Paul II's life before he became Pope will also learn much in these pages.


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