"Here, dear children, you have a biography unlike any other because it is told by a cat, and it's not every day that you find a cat who can call himself a friend of the Holy Father and who decides to write his life's story," the Pope's personal secretary, Father Georg Ganswein, writes in the forward.
Wow! Such praise, and from the Pope's own secretary! You'll understand his warm recommendation of this very special book before you've finished the first page. We did not know it but thankfully the author did: the Pope is known for his fondness of animals, especially cats. And so author Jeanne Perego chose a colorfully literate, kind and sometimes amusing cat (based on a real cat who befriended young Joseph long before he became the Pope) to narrate this most delightfully written life story of our Pope. This unique and informative book which, by the way is approved by the Vatican, is a must-have for your family library and is definitely gift-giving material as it is a book all ages will adore. Share it reading aloud with your 6-8 year-olds; 9-13 year-olds (and adults!) will devour it on their own. Colorful, expressive, full-page illustrations complement the charming narrative. Ages 6-adult. Hardcover, 37 pages, 12" x 8 3/4".