Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery
by Dominic Garramone, OSB, with illustrations by Richard Bernal
ISBN: 9781933370644, hardcover, 9 x 12, 32 pages, $16.95
Reedy Press (2010 ) www.reedypress.com
Brother Jerome opens the monastery bakery to the public, fills it with delicious freshly baked goods, and then finds himself lacking customers. With the help of his guardian angel Gus, Abbot Pasqualino, the angels in the bakery, and prayer, Brother Jerome finds the courage to persevere despite initial disappointments. Will anyone come in to the monastery to buy Brother Jerome’s wonderful baked goods?
This touching story by Fr. Dominic Garramone, O.S.B., with charming illustrations by Richard Bernal, encourages children and adults alike to keep pursuing their dreams, and makes an ideal addition to every family library.
Be sure to ask for this delightful children’s book at your favorite store and public library.
My children (16, 13, & 11) and I highly recommend it.
Reviewed by Michele Bondi Bottesi
Publisher, Joseph Karl Publishing
From the book's official press release:
PBS BAKING MONK FR. DOMINIC GARRAMONE DELIVERS MEANINGFUL STORY ABOUT FAITH AND PERSISTENCE IN RICHLY ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN’S BOOK BROTHER JEROME AND THE ANGELS IN THE BAKERY
ST. LOUIS, MO—The angels love to visit Brother Jerome’s monastery bakery, because it’s the place that smells the most like heaven. But when the abbot asks Brother Jerome to open his bakery to the public, the young monk doubts that he can get customers into the shop to try his breads. With the encouragement of his abbot and a little angelic assistance, he gains the self confidence he needs to have a successful bakery.
Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery is a charming children’s book from public television’s popular baker monk, Father Dominic Garramone. Young readers will relate to Brother Jerome’s anxieties about failure, and Richard Bernal’s illustration yields beautiful renderings of monks, angels, and baking.
Look for Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery in bookstores and online at www.reedypress.com.
Other books by Fr. Dominic Garramone, OSB
Breaking Bread with Father Dominic (1999)
Breaking Bread with Father Dominic 2 (2000)
More Breaking Bread with Father Dominic (2001)
Bake and Be Blessed (2002, 2nd edition 2008)
‘Tis the Season to be Baking (2007)
Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery (2010)
Thursday Night Pizza (2010)