Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls

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Age Range: 4 and up

Tales about Catholic children to form your own little ones in holy wisdom and piety

Caryll Houselander is best known for the intensity of her vision of the suffering Christ and His immeasurable love for us, a theme that she frequently spoke of with breathtaking luminosity in her many books about Him.

Few know, however, of the many remarkable stories she wrote for Catholic children — delightful tales that are simple but not shallow. Indeed, like her books for adults, they manifest a tender love of Christ and His little ones not commonly found among us these days.

Here are twelve of Houselander’s best tales, charmingly illustrated with Renée George’s lively drawings of pirates and princesses, castles and kings.

Through the tale of Jack and Jim, even young children will grasp the meaning of Christ’s suffering; in Racla the Gypsy, they’ll discover the charity which is at the heart of the Eucharist; in the The Curé’s Guest, they’ll see how Christ makes up for the sins of others.

All the stories touch on Catholic themes, but these tales are not really catechetical. Yes, they do take for granted that Catholicism — especially prayer and the Mass — plays a large role in the lives of these children, but they do something more . . . and more important.

Tale after tale introduces children to the tender love that Jesus has for each of them, and to the fire of love for Him that can burn in the hearts of Catholics — even in the hearts of little ones like themselves.

There is no better gift you can give to a young child.

 

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  • Pages: 160
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-928832-74-4
  • Product Code: 741
  • Availability: In Stock
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Well written Children's Stories
This book is a gem. Stories are short enough for an early reader to get through. Well-written with beautiful, descriptive prose, and with solid moral underpinnings to reinforce love, kindness, mercy and faith. My grumpy eight-year-old and his pals couldn't get enough of these stories. Also easily read as bedtime stories. Highly recommend.
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A great book with sound Catholic teaching woven into each story
Good for 9 year-olds and older! Beautiful, short, clean, moral stories. Catholic teaching is beautifully woven into each story in a captivating and interesting way!
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I put off purchasing this book for the longest time because I thought it was expensive. I say BUY THE BOOK. This book is worth having on your shelf for years to come. You just don't find these stories anymore and they are so good.
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Powerful
Each short story is masterfully written. The moral of the story hits right at the climax and is deeply moving. Adults and children of devout Catholic households will love this book.
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Good reading for 6-9 year-olds
This book includes 12 different stories for kids between 6-9 years-old. The tales are examples of children living their catholic faith in a daily life. For parents, the book gives a great opportunity to read along with their kids and talk about the faith together.
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