Item description for Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia for Children by Ann Ball, Julianne M. Will & Kevin Davidson...
Overview Fascinating stories and captivating illustrations delight children as they explore the basics of the Catholic Church!
Publishers Description Beginning with the creation story, this charming book winds its way through the Old Testament highlighting key stories such as Joseph and his coat of many colors. Then in the New Testament young readers will explore the life of Jesus, as well as the founding and growth of the Church. The examination of the lives of significant Saints, the vital teachings of the Church, and Christian symbols present the fundamental beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church.
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.3" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.65" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN 1931709866 ISBN13 9781931709866
Availability 0 units.
More About Ann Ball, Julianne M. Will & Kevin Davidson
Ann Ball is a mother of two as well as a teacher of English and agriculture at Marian Christian High School. She has also worked as a private investigator, though writing is her hobby. She spent ten years researching the lives of the saints for her large work Modern Saints, and she possesses a considerable amount of files containing information on them. Mrs. Ball holds a B.S. from the University of Houston in education, and is the author of a biography on Blessed Miguel Pro. She leaves her readers with the following words concerning her active life: "Being a mother and a teacher are my vocations; security is my job. I love all three, and also my hobby of writing."
Ann Ball currently resides in the state of Texas. Ann Ball was born in 1960.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Encyclopedia for Children?
Excellent! Repeats verbatim stories shared with Catholic Bible Stories by same author, Ann Ball Sep 3, 2008
Excellent! However, don't buy it along with Ann Ball's First Communion Edition Catholic Bible Stories unless you don't mind overlap with the bible stories.
Perfect read-aloud book Dec 17, 2007
This wonderful book combines stories from the Old and New Testaments, episodes from Church history, and explanations of doctrines of the faith. Although the target reading level is 9-12, it's a perfect read-aloud book for children as young as pre-school. We just finished reading the stories from Genesis to our four- and seven-year-olds and they comprehended the text with relative ease. Kevin Davidson's watercolor illustrations are very well done and complement Ann Ball and Julianne M. Will's text. For instance, as one reads the story of creation to younger children, it helps to point to all the "creatures" contained in the accompanying pictures. The book also includes lives of the saints, an explanation of the liturgical calendar, a handful of traditional prayers, and a tour of a church. Highly recommended.
Excellent! May 28, 2007
This book goes into just the detail that a First Communicant can digest to understand about our faith. Our market is saturated with Old Testament stories for little ones. This book, instead, focuses on Jesus' life and beyond. It even explains the Reformation from a Catholic perspective.
This encyclopedia fills a real need Feb 7, 2007
I bought this book for two very different purposes and feel that it is very suitable for each one. It works well in my Catholic school library (K-8) because it covers a range of basic topics, bible stories, sacraments, etc. I also sent it to my son for his small children so that he has a book on hand when they are old enough to need an overview of our faith. The illustrations are attractive and the writing clear and not too difficult.