Monday, February 25, 2013

Book Review: Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

As with other books in the Encounter the Saints Series, Saint Gianna Beretta Molla: The Gift of Life,does not disappoint.  In this book, young readers will learn about the wonderful example of St. Gianna. The story is one that will give readers a good appreciation for the vocation of motherhood and also gives a strong pro-life witness.

The book gives an account of St. Gianna's life from her birth to her death.  The story of St. Gianna's life is told in an engaging way that will keep you turning pages.  My eleven year old zipped through this book in a few days.  Even I had a hard time putting the book down.

The book is geared to children in the 9-12 year old age range but I think a seven or eight year old who is used to reading chapter books could read through this book with little difficulty.

One of the things I like best about the books in the Encounter the Saints Series is the prayer at the end of the story and glossary at the end of the book that covers terms that may be unfamiliar to young readers.

I was provided with a review copy of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla by the publisher, Pauline Kids, in exchange for my honest review.  Visit Pauline Media for more information on this book or to purchase a copy.

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