Monday, August 26, 2013

The Lady of Guadalupe

Tomie de Paola, the revered children’s book writer and illustrator, has worked wonders again with The Lady of Guadalupe. The beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the Virgin Mary’s appearance to Juan Diego in Guadalupe, Mexico. Beginning with the conversion of Juan Diego and his wife, de Paola tells the profound story of the Virgin Mary’s visitation to a humble Mexican native. With profound detail – in both the text and the pictures – the book is a magnificent way to introduce the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe to children or cherish the story (and the images) yourself. This amazing story, which is such a rich part of Catholic tradition, has been given due diligence in de Paola’s book – this is the best illustrated version I have ever seen.

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