April 4, 2011

Bobz Book Reviews

Here’s a press release about an award won by a children’s book I reviewed earlier. See the review here. – bob z

ST. LOUIS, MO- “Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery,” authored by Fr. Dominic Garramone, OSB, and illustrated by Richard Bernal, has been selected to receive a Christopher Award in the Books for Young People category. Fr. Dominic, as he is known from his public television shows and specials, will accept the honor at the 62nd annual Christopher Award ceremony in New York City on May 19.

A beautifully told and illustrated book, “Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery” helps readers relate to the protagonist’s anxieties about failure. Brother Jerome’s monastery, bakery and supporters come to life, as he relies on faith to gain self-confidence through adversity.

Since 1949, the Christopher Awards have annually saluted media (TV programming, feature films, books for adults and children) that “affirm the highest values of the human spirit.” Christopher Award winners celebrate the humanity of people in a positive way. They encourage audiences to see the better side of human nature and motivate artists and the general public to use their best instincts on behalf of others.

Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery by Dominic Garramone, OSB, with illustrations by Richard Bernal

ISBN: 9781933370644, hardcover, 9 x 12, 32 pages, $16.95


About Bob Zyskowski

Bob is the Client Products Manager for the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. A 42-year veteran of the Catholic Press, he is the former Associate Publisher of The Catholic Spirit. You can follow him on twitter or email him at zyskowskir@archspm.org.

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