About the author

Award-winning author Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has been a home-schooling mother for many years. As a writer, she has contributed to newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband Thomas and three of her eight children. Besides writing and translating, she teaches Italian as a second language and is a member and Sunday School teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.  Visit Simonetta’s author page on Goodreads, her Linked In page, her Amazon author page, her author Facebook page, or the CBFYR Facebook page.



About the CBFYR series

Carr10booksThe series of Christian Biographies for Young Readers was born in response to a need for simple but accurate and informative books on men and women of church history, emphasizing God’s preservation of His church and doctrines rather than moral samples to follow. Masterful illustrations capture the imagination of readers, and photos help them to realize that these stories are really true. Published by Reformation Heritage Books.

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[These books] are beautifully produced and will no doubt give much pleasure to children, as history books appropriately targeted did to me as a boy” — Prof. Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of the History of the Church in the University of Oxford and Fellow of St. Cross College, Oxford.


About Michelangelo for Kids


This book, published by Chicago Review Press, draws on recent scholarship that challenges the traditional view of Michelangelo as a recluse. Readers will learn about the complex and fluid era of the Italian Renaissance and how the times affected Michelangelo’s life and work.  Lavish photos, informative sidebars, a time line, glossary, and suggestions for further readings add value, while 21 hands-on activities help young readers identify with the artist and his work.