Looking for a Christmas or other gift for a young Cath0lic child – then look no further because the Bernadette Book Series of three books is perfect.
Emily Ortega earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Case Western Reserve University. After working for two years as a campus missionary with FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students, Emily earned her Master’s degree in Humanities from Stanford University. She currently resides with her husband and their seven children in Sedona, Arizona. She’s excited to bring a fictional Catholic family to life and offer young Catholic readers the possibility that their lives in a big, Catholic family aren’t really that odd.
All three of her books are available at the St. Joseph Bookstore at the Fatima Shrine, 18637 Ray St., Riverview, MI. They have limited hours, Wed. and Sat. 11 am to 4 pm or call 734- 284-1445, or they can be ordered at: www.bernadettebooks.com
Authored by Emily Grace Ortega
Illustrated by Meg Ross Whalen
Bernadette doesn’t know what to do when the principal, Sister Teresa Jerome, announces that her school will celebrate All Saints’ Day with saint costumes. That means no Halloween costumes and no princess dress for Bernadette! Everyone else is excited about finding a great saint costume. But Bernadette doesn’t want to think about it. And to make things worse, her two younger brothers seem to be determined to make trouble for her at home! But with the help of her family, she’s hoping to find the best saint for the first annual All Saints’ Day parade!
Bernadette and her family are back! With Christmas approaching, Bernadette wants to give everyone gifts. But it’s so hard with only the pocket change of a seven year old. And Mama’s about to have a new baby…which is exciting, but seems to wear her out. Will everything at home at school smooth out to give Bernadette and her family a beautiful and blessed Christmas?
Victor, a fourth grader at St. Cletus Academy. He is not excited about Lent. To make things worse, using his tools continually lands him in trouble. Even when he’s trying to be helpful! With some help and understanding from Mom and Dad as well as his teacher, can Victor learn how to be helpful with his tools by Easter?
This book features the same characters as Ortega’s popular “Bernadette” series. This time, however, Bernadette’s brother Victor is the main character.