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Catholic parents, grandparents, and educators continually seek books that assist children in understanding their faith. “E” is for Eucharist is an alphabet book that introduces kids to some of the unique aspects of Catholicism. Through an engaging rhyming text and gorgeously rendered illustrations, young readers view children like themselves as active participants in the Church. This ABC book can be a jumping-off point for discussions about things that set the Catholic faith apart, such as Queen of Heaven, Rosary, Sacraments, and Tabernacle. Could there possibly be something for “X” and “Z” that might enlighten adults as well as kids? Most certainly!
Author Claudia Cangilla McAdam is an award-winning children’s author and a lifelong Catholic. She has penned two dozen books, most of them for youth. Claudia holds a master’s degree in theology, and her works invite young readers and their families to explore the beauty of the faith. “E” is for Eucharist is her second alphabet book
Illustrator Anna-Maria Crum, created the illustrations in this book using a new technique she calls “digital cut-paper.” She carefully selects handmade art papers for their color and texture. She scans the papers into the computer and then creates shapes using the selected papers in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. She further enhances the illusion of depth by adding cast shadows and layer masks.