“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath, Journal entry from August 1952. We may be nearing the end of summer, but August is also a month of festivals, carnivals and celebrations as well as the long-awaited summer holidays for those at schools and colleges. Make the most of the last month of summer and take a look at our books.

Don Bosco: Father and Teacher of Youth

Don Bosco: Father and Teacher of Youth

Don Bosco Publications


Part of our Pocketbook Series

Insights and inspiration from the life of St John Bosco, priest, educator and champion of the young - in Pocketbook form.

Paperback portrait 105mm x 148mm



John Bosco was born on August 16, 1815, in a small town not too far from Turin, Italy. His father died when he was two years old, and he was raised with tender love and firm discipline by his mother, Margaret. Inspired by a dream, John Bosco became a priest and dedicated his life to helping poor and abandoned young people. His philosophy of reason, religion and kindness formed the basic principle of his educational ideology.

Pocketbook, Don Bosco