Mother Teresa; Saint of the Poor

Mother Teresa; Saint of the Poor

by Nina Morgan, Richard Wood
     
 

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From a devout Catholic childhood in Macedonia (which makes her Albanian), to her dedication to the poor of India, here is the story of Mother Teresa's life. When she was 19 she joined the Loreto order and traveled to Ireland, where she learned English. She first journeyed to India in 1929, but it wasn't until 1950 that, having become an Indian citizen, she established… See more details below

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From a devout Catholic childhood in Macedonia (which makes her Albanian), to her dedication to the poor of India, here is the story of Mother Teresa's life. When she was 19 she joined the Loreto order and traveled to Ireland, where she learned English. She first journeyed to India in 1929, but it wasn't until 1950 that, having become an Indian citizen, she established the Missionaries of Charity. From then until her death in 1997. Mother Teresa ministered to the poor, along the way capturing the attention of leading world figures (including Princess Diana) and garnering a Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979, and endearing her work and her personality to millions the world over.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5--Agnes Bojaxhiu was the youngest child in a warm, caring Catholic family. This photo-essay covers her life from her childhood in Albania to her death in 1997. The misnamed subtitle is explained in the final chapter: no one knows if she'll officially be declared a saint of the Catholic Church. Each chapter consists of a double-page spread, complete with several clear, large photographs (most in color) and sideboxes of information and quotes. Many of the photo captions merely summarize or repeat facts already mentioned in the text. There are no maps or source notes for direct quotes. However, the information provided is accurate and useful. This book complements Mildred Pond's Mother Teresa (Chelsea House, 1991) and updates Vanora Leigh's Mother Teresa (Bookwright Press, 1986; o.p.). An accessible choice that may create interest in this inspiring woman.--Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817239978
Publisher:
Steck-Vaughn
Publication date:
01/01/1998
Series:
Single Title Ser.
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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