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Joseph and Chico: A Cat Tells the Life of Pope Benedict XVI

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  • Ana Braga-Henebry
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      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it
      is,put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron
      request form right away. This can usually be done online at your
      library's website.

      Title: Joseph and Chico: A Cat Tells the Life of Pope Benedict XVI
      Author: Jeanne Perego (Author), Donata Dal Molin Casagrande
      (Illustrator), Monsignor Georg Ganswein (Introduction)
      Publisher: Ignatius
      Date Published: March 2008
      ISBN: 1586172522
      Price: $12.21 Hardcover
      Amazon link:
      http://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Chico-Tells-Life-Benedict/dp/1586172522
      Editorial Reviews:
      Book Description
      In this beautifully illustrated book for children, Chico the cat
      describes the life of his "best friend", Pope Benedict, in this
      authorised biography of the Pope for young people approved by the Vatican.

      "Dear Children, here you will find a biography that is different than
      others because it is told by a cat and it is not every day a cat can
      consider the Holy Father his friend and sit down to write his life
      story," the Pope's personal secretary, Monsignor Georg Ganswein, says
      in the foreword.

      The Pope is known for his fondness of animals, especially cats, and
      Joseph and Chico is narrated by Chico, a real cat who took up with the
      Pope in his native Germany long before he became the Pope. Chico tells
      the story of the life of "my best friend" from his birth in Germany in
      1927, through his days as a young man, priest, bishop and cardinal.

      With a colorful and sometimes amusing language, the author makes this
      funny cat tell us about the life of the young Joseph all the way up to
      his election as Pontiff on April 19, 2005. It recounts the Nazi era in
      Germany when the Pope was a teenager, calling the war years "one of
      the most dramatic and shameful times in the history of man". Later
      when he became Cardinal Ratzinger, Chico recounts how each time when
      the Cardinal returned to Germany from Rome for a vacation, the cat
      would run into his house and sit on his lap as he played the piano.

      The lavish color illustrations throughout make this a wonderful gift
      book and a cherished keepsake for people of all ages!
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