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Bernadette: The Little Girl from Lourdes

The first time I saw this book, it was featured on Shower of Roses. I've found so many good books through this blog.

Bernadette: The Little Girl from Lourdes is a book in the series, The Life of a Saint. It is the story of a young girl who encounters the Blessed Mother in a grotto and discovers a miraculous spring. The book is a narrative on the life of St. Bernadette.


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The watercolor illustrations by Adeline Avril are lovely. The characters in her story are sweet and endearing. I was captivated by her use of unusual perspectives and angles. You feel as though you are watching from afar or from up above as the story unfolds.


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The cave where she sees the Blessed Mother is covered in leafy green fauna. I love the detail in her illustrations and they way her watercolor scenery bleeds out onto the white space of the page.


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 Bernadette with her rosy cheeked friends.


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Although my little ones are a bit young (and impatient) to sit through a reading of this book, I look forward to bringing it out again when they are older. I'm hoping to add another book illustrated by Adeline Avril, the story of John Mary Vianney (from the same series) to my book collection. Stay tuned for a future post!





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