You would not believe how the books have transformed my students into thoughtful human beings. No more bickering! I just had to write to tell you what a difference the Little Way is making in my classroom!
- Anna, middle-school teacher in Virginia
is a serious, well-written book about weighty topics that will encourage middle-schoolers to think about the direction of their lives. It would be great as a school assignment or a read-aloud so that it can be used to foster discussion."
- Patrice Fagnant MacArthur, author of The Catholic Baby Name Book
I *loved* it. Every night, I couldn't wait to get home to read what happened next. I plan to actually RE-READ this book (The Gate
) at a future point, and that is the ultimate stamp of endorsement from your Catholic Librarian...It is inspiring, it is lovely, it is thought-provoking, it has an ending that made me cry. Multiple times. This is an absolutely worthwhile book for middle school aged children and adults alike.
- Tiffany, Life of a Catholic Librarian blog
Parents looking for a book that...promotes wholesome Christian values and the Catholic faith will want to get their hands on Olivia's Gift
. Pro-life values are subtly underscored in a moving chapter...and Olivia's turning to her favorite saint for help ultimately leads her to do the right thing, after taking a few wrong turns along the way. Even better, her example influences her friends to become better persons themselves. "
- San Antonio Today's Catholic
I am always looking for excellent Christian books to recommend to my students and give as gifts. But so many are either too preachy or not well-written. Olivia and The Little Way
surprised and delighted me! As an English teacher, I have always said that the test of a good children's book is that an ADULT will enjoy it. Both this book and its sequel, Olivia's Gift
, kept me reading from cover to cover.
- Betty Wolf, teacher and secular Carmelite