Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Book Review: The Queen & the Cross
I recently had the opportunity to check out a lovely new saint story book geared to primary grade school children. The Queen & the Cross tells the legend of Saint Helen and how she went to Jerusalem to find the true cross.
The story is interesting enough to capture the attention of young children. My toddler was happy to sit and listen to this story and look at the beautiful illustrations. The book is ideal as a read aloud for pre-school through second grade children. I suspect that many second and third graders could easily read this book on their own. My eight year old had no problems reading though this book and getting to know St. Helen.
The book offers more than just the story book retelling of St. Helen. It also has a lovely prayer at the beginning of the book and a short biography of St. Helen that parents and teachers will likely find helpful.
It's a sweet little hardcover book that is just right for young children. I, for one, would love to see more saint stories like this geared to this age group.
I was provided with a review copy of The Queen & the Cross by the publisher, Pauline Kids, in exchange for my honest review. Visit Pauline Media for more information on this book. You can even take a peek inside the book and see the great illustrations for yourself!