up to 20%
|To become truly
virtuous and well-rounded people, children must
learn to appreciate and love literature that is
beautiful and true. Fostering this appreciation will
also help inspire our young people to use their own
God-given talents to carry on the long tradition of
Catholic art and literature.
| Ages 12 and up
Songs of Faith and Freedom
One of the truly great Catholic poets of the 20th
century, Clifford J. Laube’s devout, evocative,
and erudite poems were originally published in
some of the most widely read and prestigious
periodicals, both Catholic and secular. Born in
poverty to a Colorado prospecting couple in 1891,
Laube overcame enormous obstacles to become a
celebrated figure in Catholic arts and
letters—editor at the New York Times, President of the
Catholic Poetry Society, founder of a small press,
and recipient of four honorary doctorates. This
collection of his work captures the heart and soul
of the man—his love of the natural world, his
attachment to family, and above all, his devotion
to the transcendent God as revealed through the
teachings of the Catholic Church. Broken Crusts
will occupy a treasured place in the homes of
Catholic families and is especially well suited
for students learning about the classical poetic
forms in English.
pp. ~ $12.95 with 20% discount, $10.36
| The Harp and the
Poetry and Dictation for
the Classical Curriculum
by Laura M.
the beautiful and true, teacher and writer Laura
Berquist presents this wide selection of poetry
for every age level from grades one to twelve.
Language development is significantly enriched
by exposure to good poetry. This book is an
important resource because it provides in one
volume many poems that concern noble actions or
ideas presented in beautiful patterns of sound.
contains all the poems recommended in Berquist's
best-selling Designing Your Classical
Curriculum. The extensive selection includes
poems by Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow, Robert Browning, William
Shakespeare, G.K. Chesterton, William Butler
Yeats, Robert Frost, and many others. There are
three indices to help locate specific poems.
This book also includes dictation selections
that are useful tools in the development of the
child's writing ability, as well as study
questions and answers for each poem..
Paperback ~ 492 pp. ~ $21.95
with 10% discount, $19.75
| Ages 10 and up
The Menagerie of
by Claudio R.
A young zoology professor arrives at a prestigious
Long Island college filled with jaded,
materialistic scientists. But in a tower high
above their heads, the college's angelic heiress
devotedly watches over a collection of handmade
animals made of a more mysterious stuff than cloth
and string. A tribute to the works of Nathaniel
Menagerie of Marsepink is a short moral
allegory on the limits of natural science and the
supernatural reality of the soul.
pp. ~ $8.95 with 20% discount, $7.16