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The King of the Golden City

The King of the Golden City

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A Mother Mary Loyola Classic...available for a new generation of children!

Almost 100 years since its original publication, this is the story is an allegory of a little maid and the gracious King who deigned to visit her. Originally just a brief sketch in Mother Mary Loyola's book of advice for parents and teachers, this story was finally fleshed out into a full book to the great excitement of Catholic families everywhere! Now, this story is once again available to help teach children the beauty of a personal relationship with the Heavenly King.

We also have a Special Edition for the Boys--find it here!


The book that began it all...

Mother Mary Loyola had used the simple allegory of a little maid and the gracious King who deigned to visit her as a catechetical tool for many years...a brief sketch of this story appears in The Children's Charter, her book of advice for parents and teachers published in 1911. But it wasn't until 1919, when she sent a version of the story to P.J. Kenedy, an American publisher who took a keen interest in her work, that she began expanding what was originally a simple vignette into a full book-length story. It then took two years before this book was finished and brought out to great acclaim.

Though Mother Loyola knew that children would love this wonderful story, she could not have foreseen that it would be this, her only allegory and one of her last published works, that would rekindle an interest in her work many years later.

This special Centenary Edition of everyone's favorite book is truly a treasure! With the restored original illustrations, including the beautiful frames surrounding the text on every page, and carefully overseen each detail, down to the thicker paper that not only gives a similar feel as the older hardcover but will ensure that this edition will make a lasting heirloom, we hope will be passed on to the next generation!

Boy or girl, old or young, this story holds potent truths that call every one of us to greater holiness. If you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for? Discover the book that distilled decades of Mother Mary Loyola's catechetical teaching into a truly delightful story, and then decades later, helped us to discover the rest again.

BONUS: Use our Discussion Guide to help this book create fruitful family conversations!

Author: Mother Mary Loyola
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8.25 x 10.5"
Pages: 101

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