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Laura Alary

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Many years have passed since Laura used to make her own books with manila paper, mucilage and crayons. Nowadays her books look much more professional, but the process of creating them is as much fun as it always was!

In her writing , Laura draws upon her background in Classics, theology and biblical studies, as well as her long-standing interest in ancient history, folklore, mythology, and science.

Her books are meant to teach and to entertain, but most of all, to encourage children to wonder about the world and to ask really big questions.

Laura's books include: Breathe: A Child's Guide to Ascension, Pentecost, and the Growing Time (Paraclete Press, 2021); What Grew in Larry's Garden (Kids Can Press, 2020); Read, Wonder, Listen: Stories fro
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How Do I Pray for Grandpa?

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Is That Story True?

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Victor's Pink Pyjamas

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Mira and the Big Story

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"The author personally entered the story in a way that touched me and added new depth to the story with a delightful weaving of the Liturgical Season with the Calendar Season, personal memories and impressions.
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Breathe by Laura Alary
"When I heard that Paraclete Press was publishing another book by Laura Alary, I was excited! I loved her previous books Make Room: A Child’s Guide for Lent and Easter and Look! A Child’s Guide to Advent and Christmas. They stand head and shoulders ab" Read more of this review »
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"Anyone who is interested in nurturing a child's spirituality will inevitably be drawn to this lovely new title from the pen of Laura Alary. One only needs to read the opening words to know that Breathe: A Child's Guide to Ascension, Pentecost, and th" Read more of this review »
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"Laura Alary beautifully weaves Biblical stories, poetic language, personal experience, and wonder to capture the essence of the Spirit--"within us and beyond us."
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