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Clare's Costly Cookie

Clare's Costly Cookie
 
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Teach your children how to pray--through this enchanting book!

Our Anna, Therese, Lillian, and Caroline LOVE this book! There is no better story for teaching how to pray to Jesus as your best friend.

Nine year old Clare, in her inimitable way, models for children that following Jesus Christ and striving for true holiness are worth any cost. With spirit and spunk she demonstrates for young readers that living the holy Catholic faith is not only exciting, but better than gooey, warm chocolate chip cookies.


By Julie Kelly
Illustrated by Mary MacArthur
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Softcover
Size:5.5 x8.5in
Pages: 96

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5 of 5 Spiritually Enriching November 16, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Pensacola, FL United States  
Someone gave us the 2nd book "The Costly Cookie Chronicles" (on the Rosary). I liked it so much I bought this 1st one. Chapters are short, following the same rhythm of Clare talking to Jesus in her own words, listening quietly, then talking some more. We don't hear Jesus, except through Clare's own ponderings. Dialogue is believable and age-appropriate but fits in a lot of great catechesis and spiritual wisdom. Chapters conclude with a relevant Bible verse. I’d pick the years immediately after a child's 1st Communion as the ideal age for this book, but it even speaks to me as an adult, so I'd recommend it for any age. Clare herself is about 9. She has a big faithful Catholic family and struggles to get along with her siblings and obey her parents. My son is an only child, but still gets much from the reflections. Could be incorporated into homeschooling or used as parent/child reflection at bedtime. Any way you use it, I'm sure it will enrich your prayer life as it enriched mine.

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5 of 5 September 25, 2020
Reviewer: Britney Boyd from Flowery Branch, GA United States  
Will be ordering more.

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5 of 5 Excellent book! September 20, 2020
Reviewer: Lyn Braatz from Kaukauna, WI United States  
My daughter and I loved this book so much that I started buying it as a gift for others to enjoy too! Thank you for the opportunity to share this!!

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5 of 5 A lovely book September 20, 2020
Reviewer: Anna K from KY United States  
A lovely book to teach the importance of prayer

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4 of 5 Clare's Costly Cookie September 8, 2020
Reviewer: Donna Bantel from Cincinnati, OH United States  
A good book to read to my School of Religion class

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