Lolek Book Giveaway


lolek_bookThis month, we are thrilled to offer our readers the opportunity to win one of two copies of the amazing children’s book Lolek – The Boy Who Became Pope John Paul II by Mary Hramiec Hoffman and Mark Hoffman. Just in time for Christmas, this book will become a family favorite in your home!  The story is compelling (and true!) and the book’s illustrations and overall presentation make it a true treasure.

The following is a brief description of this fantastic book:

Lolek is a celebration of the childhood of Pope John Paul II. He was a little boy who, despite tragedy and oppression in his young life during World War II, was a shining example for his peers and adults alike. Pope John Paul II was a world class freedom fighter, campaigning for world peace as a human rights advocate and defender of the oppressed. During his combat against world poverty, he taught that every life is precious no matter one’s nationality or religious belief, whether one is rich or poor, young or old. One of Lolek’s greatest achievements was the downfall of Communism in Europe. He encouraged people to feel their own power, and the power of faith led to the freedom of half a continent.

To enter to win this contest, you must leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (which won’t be published or shared) before Midnight PST on December 15, 2009.  I’ll draw two random winners and announce the winners when the contest has ended.

Update: Our lucky winners are Lisa(#25), Kathy (#35), and Kimberly (#2). Your prizes will be sent soon.  Take a look at our other contests for more great chances to win!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. My teen daughter and I teach Catechism and would love to win this so we can share it with our class. It will reach many students this way. We teach a 5th & 6th grade, First Holy Communion class. I would purchase it however, I lost my primary job and our secondary job is slow to grow. We make rosary bracelets and sell them at Catholic craft fairs and at our website: ‘ŌZY‘, a child’s pronunciation of the ‘rosary’ (…for we are all children of God. – Romans 8:16). Business is so slow and we continue to learn new ways to market. We have a dream for them to be the Catholic bracelet of choice because by sitting on the wrist, it reminds us to pray a daily rosary and it fulfills the request our Blessed Mother made to St. Catherine Labouré to wear the Miraculous Mary Medal. Thank you and God bless.

  2. darla hoover on

    I can still remember my dad’s face when he first said, “We have a Polish Pope!” He had so much pride in his eyes. This, and because of the man and pope he was, is the cause of my love for John Paul II. Now I have the opportunity to share not only my faith, but a part of my father with my son. We would love to read this book together and talk about two of the best men I know who now walk with Jesus.

  3. The cover on this book is so sweet and a story book of this
    pope would be just wonderful for my grandchildren.

  4. Mary Donahue on

    Sounds like a wonderful book
    I had a comic book type written for children about JohnPaul II as an adult.
    This sounds wonderful.

  5. Thank you for offering these books! Pope John Paul II is an inspiration to our youth. In this Year of the Priest, he serves as such a great example. My students love the fact that he also like them played soccer and loved the outdoors. Have a blessed Advent! : )

  6. My 5 kiddos LOVE children’s books about JPII but we do not have this one…YET! Thanks for giving us a chance to win it in your giveaway

  7. I won! I received the book the other day. Thank you so much for the book. It is absolutely wonderful. The illustrations are beautiful and it gives a very informative and educational depiction of Pope John II’s life from his birth through his papacy. I will be ordering more for gifts for my godson and good friends kids, and I have recommended it to my mother in law who is planning to order copies as well.
    I really appreciated the prize – it was a nice little blessing for my son who has a challenge lately!
    Love this website too.

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