John Mary Vianney: The Holy Cure of Ars by Sophie de Mullenheim, 2010 Ignatius Press, hardcover.
This book deserves a best-of-the-year award! I purchased it for a Christmas gift and was enchanted by both text and pictures! The Cure of Ars, born and raised in poverty during a post-revolution France, became well known in all of France still in his lifetime because of his holiness and his ability to bring souls to repentance and to God. The life of the humble and saintly priest who changed a whole town and the hearts of so many is all there, and in wonderful illustrations as well. Thank you Ignatius Press for publishing high quality children Catholic picture books!