Catholic Mom Book Club for Children

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Catholic Mom Recommends:

Father Francis J. Finn, S.J. lived from 1859 to 1928 and wrote a series of 27 popular Catholic novels for young people.  Although written long ago, the books contain fun stories, likeable characters and themes that remain current in today's world.  Each story conveys an important moral precept.  The books are perfect for any child who loves to read, loves their Catholic faith, and loves a good book!



Father Finn's Famous Three - The Tom Playfair Series:

Tom Playfair: Or Making a Start
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 255 pages
Publisher: Tan Books & Publishers; Reprint edition (July 1, 2000)

The story opens with 10-year-old Tom Playfair being quite a handful for his well-meaning but soft-hearted aunt. (Tom's mother has died.) Mr. Playfair decides to ship his son off to St. Maure's boarding school--an all-boys academy run by Jesuits--to shape him up, as well as to help him make a good preparation for his upcoming First Communion. Tom is less than enthusiastic, but his adventures are just about to begin. Life at St. Maure's will not be dull!

Percy Wynn: Or Making a Boy of Him
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 248 pages
Publisher: Tan Books & Publishers; Reprint edition (July 1, 2000)

In this volume, Tom Playfair meets a new boy just arriving at St. Maure's. Percy Wynn has grown up in a family of 10 girls and only 1 boy--himself! His manners are formal, he talks like a book, and he has never played baseball or gone skating, boating, fishing, or even swimming! Yet he has brains, courage and high Catholic ideals. Tom and his buddies at St. Maure's befriend Percy and have a great time as they all work at turning Percy into an all-American Catholic boy.

Harry Dee: Or, Working It Out
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 284 pages
Publisher: Tan Books & Publishers; Reprint edition (July 1, 2000)

Young Harry Dee arrives at St. Maure's thin and pale from his painful experiences involving the murder of his rich uncle. In this last book of the three, Tom and Percy help Harry recover from his early trauma--which involves solving "the mystery of Tower Hill Mansion." After many wild experiences, the three boys graduate from St. Maure's and head toward the life work to which God is calling each of them as young men.

Other Great Books from Father Finn:

The following titles in the Fr. Finn Series are available for purchase through Tan Books and Publishing

That Football Game
Ethelred Preston
Claude Lightfoot