Matt C. Abbott
Catholic-themed children's books
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By Matt C. Abbott
November 19, 2008

And now for a brief break from the not-so-nice news of the day....

I always appreciate receiving complimentary e-mails from readers, so I was quite pleased when award-winning author Josephine Nobisso and art director Maria Nicotra of GingerbreadBooks.com sent me an e-mail saying:

"Every time a friend forwards one of your commentaries to us, we end up cheering in this office. We'd like to send you two Catholic children's books as a gift from us, and a very small token of thanks for the work you do for Heaven."

I'm no expert in the realm of children's books — I've never married and thus have no children — but Mrs. Nobisso's books might be entertaining, and certainly wholesome, for children of Catholic parents. And, in addition to the impressive illustrations by Katalin Szegedi, Mrs. Nobisso provides catechetical explanations for her stories.

The following are images of three pages (including the cover) of The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith.




For more information about Josephine Nobisso's books, visit www.GingerbreadBooks.com.

Also, I would be happy to forward to Mrs. Nobisso any serious inquiries regarding her books.

© Matt C. Abbott

 

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Matt C. Abbott

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic commentator with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication, media and theatre from Northeastern Illinois University. He also has an Associate in Applied Science degree in business management from Triton College. Abbott has been interviewed on MSNBC, Bill Martinez Live, WOSU Radio in Ohio, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's 'Unsolved' podcast, WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago, WMTV (NBC) and WISC-TV (CBS) in Madison, Wis., and has been quoted in The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, and other media outlets. In 2005 and 2006, he was among the first writers to expose former cardinal Theodore McCarrick's abuse of power with and sexual harassment of seminarians. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com.

(Note: I welcome thoughtful feedback and story ideas. If you want our correspondence to remain confidential, please specify as such in your initial email to me. However, I reserve the right to forward and/or publish emails that are accusatory, insulting or threatening in nature, even if they're marked confidential. Also, if you give me permission to publish a quote of yours, please do not contact me at a later time to request that I delete your name. Only in limited circumstances will I quote anonymous sources. Thank you and God bless!)

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