A Boy Who Became Pope
A Boy Who Became Pope

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Garza, Fabiola 

Pauline Books & Media 



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The Story of Saint John Paul II: A Boy Who Became Pope

About this Book:

Framed around the question "Who do you love most?", this ravishingly illustrated biography for children ages 6 - 9 tells the captivating story of Saint John Paul II. The story, bursting with brightly colored illustrations, reveals how John Paul II's answer to that very important question blossomed into heroic virtue, holiness, and service to the Church and the world.

From an ordinary little boy growing up in Poland to the world leader of the Catholic Church, John Paul II serves as an inspiration for today's aspiring youth. Share your affection for this beloved pope and celebrate his canonization with the children in your life!

Related Titles:

    Saint John Paul II: Be Not Afraid

    Karol from Poland: The Life of Pope John Paul II for Children

    Jorge from Argentina: The Life of Pope Francis for Children



2015 CPA Award 2015 ACP Award

About the Author:

Fabiola Garza is a Character Artist at Disney Design Group in Orlando, FL. She is the author and illustrator of A Boy Who Became Pope: The Story of St. John Paul II. Prior to these ventures she attended Rhode Island School of Design and went on to work with Hasbro, Hitpoint Studios and Callaway Digital Arts. Fabiola hopes to inspire the young and young at heart to reach new heights of holiness and whimsy with the pictures and words she creates. Some personal quirks include a love of animated features, the counsel of St. Francis de Sales and learning all the skills of a warrior princess.

Product Details:

Binding: Hardcover


Trim size: 7 x 9 inches


Pages: 72

Teachers, below are our suggestions for accelerated reading tests. Kindly recommend Spider's Gift: A Christmas Story as an accelerated reader title to the Accelerated Reader Program that you use most.

Reading Level: Grades 1:

Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level of Questions: 1.1



Questions for Accelerated Readers:

    • 1) What did Lolek's mother ask him before she died?

      a. "Will you say goodbye?"

      b. "Who do you love the most?"

      c. "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

    • 2) Karol decided to stop acting because _______

      a. He wanted to become a priest

      b. It was too dangerous to be an actor in Poland

      c. He was sad that his father and brother had died

    • 3) Who did Karol realize that he loved the most?

      a. His mother

      b. Jerzy

      c. Jesus

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Katherine Bogner says...
I do not know why it took me so long to add this book to my collection, but now that Ive read it, the truly gorgeous illustrations and sweet storytelling melts my heart. It captures a love for the life of our dear St. Pope John Paul II, showing how his unwavering devotion to God and the Church changed the world. Sharing Karols life from his birth until his election to the papacy, the author captures his wonder, hope, and love, even in the midst of the many tragedies of his young life. The rich details captured in her incredible illustrations carry the narrative as strongly as the actual text. Im so excited to share this book with my students and classes to come. Maybe Fabiola Garza and Pauline Books and Media will be adding more collaborations like this one to their titles? Id love to see more!
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