Queen Esther & the Second Graders of Doom

Queen Esther & the Second Graders of Doom

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by Allie Pleiter
     
 

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Teaching Sunday school at her brother's church in the Bay area was supposed to help former champion athlete Esther "Essie" Walker understand boys--the better to raise her newborn son as a stellar example of manhood. Fat chance! Enter the eight-year-old male psyche: awful jokes, disrespectful behavior and general mayhem. Essie, the queen of control,

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Teaching Sunday school at her brother's church in the Bay area was supposed to help former champion athlete Esther "Essie" Walker understand boys--the better to raise her newborn son as a stellar example of manhood. Fat chance! Enter the eight-year-old male psyche: awful jokes, disrespectful behavior and general mayhem. Essie, the queen of control, finds herself in a brand-new world of chaos.

The pressure builds on all fronts--Sunday school class, husband's job, church pageant, aging parents, finances, friends secretly battling illnesses--until Queen Esther has one royal meltdown. God, it seems, has makeover plans for Essie's competitive nature. Her characteristic control is in very short supply as she gains a better understanding of the nature of imperfection, the value of motherhood and the virtues of a messy but connected life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426859632
Publisher:
Steeple Hill Books
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Series:
Steeple Hill Cafe Series
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
586,549
File size:
623 KB

Meet the Author

An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter spends her days writing books and finding new ways to avoid housework. She grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University, and speaks nationally on writing, faith, and creative productivity. Allie currently lives in suburban Chicago, Illinois. Sign up for her newsletter at http://alliepleiter.com/contact.html

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Queen Esther and the Second Graders of Doom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very funny book. It leaves me with a smile on my face each time I think about it. If you've ever worked with children, especially boys, or have misjudged someone, this book is for you! Once you begin reading, you won't be able to put it down--except maybe to get a tissue for your tearful laugh.