Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Saint Anthony and the Christ Child

by Helen Walker Homan is a wonderful book about the life of Saint Anthony of Padua. The author depicts his life vividly; sometimes we feel that we are actually there.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Darby O'Gill and the Good People

by Herminie Templeton Kavanagh. The most enjoyable chapter, in my opinion, is "The Banshee's Comb". Anyone who enjoys tales set in Ireland will REALLY enjoy this book, cover to cover!

Disney changed a lot in making the movie "Darby O'Gill and the Little People", but of course, film-makers always have to adapt a book quite a bit before making a movie based upon the book. It's still a good movie.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

by Hugh Lofting.  Join Dr. John Dolittle, his friends, Tommy Stubbins, Bumpo, Chee-Chee, Jip, and Polynesia on their adventurous voyage to Spider Monkey Island. Whether the doctor is bull-fighting in Spain, or governing the natives of  Spider Monkey Island as their king, you'll will enjoy the whole book from cover-to-cover!