Olivia and the Little Way
By Nancy Carabio Belanger (local author)
Illustrated by Sandra Casali LewAllen
Fifth grader Olivia Thomas has moved to a new school in a new state, and is eager to make friends! Her best friend quickly becomes someone she has never seen—St. Therese of Lisieux. Follow Olivia's trials as she tries to fit in at St. Michael's School. With the help of her grandmother, she learns about the "Little Way" of serving God and how it can change everything!
This touching and heartfelt Catholic novel celebrates the life of St. Therese and will inspire young readers to follow her example and discover their own "Little Way" miracles. This engaging story is beautifully accompanied by Sandra Casali LewAllen's stunning illustrations.
Author, Nancy Carabio Belanger has loved to write ever since she was a little girl. She used to write fiction stories in math class when she was supposed to be listening to the teacher, a practice she certainly does not recommend to her readers. She has a great love for St. Therese of Lisieux, and can relate to the great saint's sometimes tempestuous and oversensitive personality. She says that Therese's Little Way is a reminder to all of us who feel like we can't do enough: we can all make little sacrifices to please God. A graduate of Michigan State University, she lives with her husband and two sons in Michigan.