The Joyful Meeting (storybook edition)

Written by Madeleine Carroll, illustrated by Michelle Pitt

Second Spring’s first full-colour storybook, The Joyful Meeting tells the story of Easter morning through the eyes of Mary. Amidst the beauty of the paschal garden, in the company of the mother of God, we imagine what it must be like to draw close to the resurrected Jesus.

Having trained and worked as a Montessori teacher and a catechist for three to six-year-olds with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and as a home-schooling mother, author Madeleine Carroll believes in the power of beauty to inspire young minds. Her hope is that this story, brought to life by artist Michelle Pitt with delicate colour illustrations, full of realistic detail from the Holy Land, may help adults and children to explore the mystery of the Resurrection together.

This title is the second in the “Good Shepherd Tales” series, and is suitable for around ages 3-8.

Colouring pages to go with the book are now available for purchase and download here!

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20 pages, paperback, laminated cover. Landscape, saddle-stitched on the short edge.
Size: 210 x 297 mm (A4)


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This is beautiful—and a lovely way to go beyond what we normally talk about with our kids. I also think I'd buy it for my kids' teachers.

Praise for The Bethlehem Shepherds, the first in the series

I love gorgeous art…. For me, beautiful art has to be paired with text that reads well aloud with a clear theme (catechetical message).

Praise for The Bethlehem Shepherds, the first in the series

Fantastic book!' 'Just what I needed for my grandchildren for Mass.

Praise for The Bethlehem Shepherds, the first in the series

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