114—A Children’s Book About Accepting Your Nature—Matthew Mehan
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Writer Matthew Mehan returns to the show to discuss his new children’s book co-authored with painter John Folley, The Handsome Little Cygnet. This lovely tale about a family of swans in Central Park is a much simpler book than their previous outing, but introduces children to the idea of accepting their God-given nature. That is no small matter in a world which tantalizes the young with offers of a more exciting new identity just around the corner. But we need to know what we are in order to properly shape who we will become.
The Handsome Little Cygnet https://tanbooks.com/kids/elementary-school/the-handsome-little-cygnet/
Previous episode with Mehan: Teaching Children Self-Knowledge through the Liberal Arts https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/episode-43-teaching-children-self-knowledge-through-liberal-arts-matthew-mehan/
Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus.
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