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Title:
Mother Teresa
Author:
Ransom, Candice F., 1952-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
390 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 47174.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.1 3 Quiz: 25799 Guided reading level: N.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781575054414
Format :
Book

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Summary

This easy-reader focuses on how Mother Teresa came to devote her life to God's work, and how she eventually created the Missionaries of Charity in India. The story begins with her girlhood in Albania, then moves to Calcutta, where she taught advantaged Indian children in a convent school. Soft, realistic, full-page art appears on each spread, suitably complementing the text. Although there are many biographies of Mother Teresa, this one stands out as an inviting and inspiring beginning reader.


Author Notes

Candice Ransom was born in Virginia in 1952. She grew up in the country and spent most of her time daydreaming, creating stories in her head once she'd read all the books in her school library. After writing her first book at age 7, she has gone on to write over 100 books for children and young adults.

She has a Masters in Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College and is earning a Masters in Children's Literature from Hollins University. Among her popular titles are The Big Green Pocketbook (1993), One Christmas Dawn (1996), The Promise Quilt (2002), and Liberty Street (2003). Her books have received numerous awards, including the Hodge Podge Society Best Children's Book; Pick of the List; Notable Trade Book in Social Studies; New York Times Ten Best Illustrated Book; New York Library Best One Hundred Book; IRA/Children's Choice; and ALA Recommended Book for Reluctant Readers.

Ransom is also a ghostwriter for the Boxcar Children Mysteries, having written 18 titles for the series. She has started the Promise Quilt Literacy Project, which gives books to the children of the Virginia Appalachians. Instead of donating to individuals or to school libraries, Ransom sends 30 new books to a classroom, choosing a different school each month and giving the teacher the option of keeping the books in the classroom or letting each child take one home.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-This easy-reader focuses on how Mother Teresa came to devote her life to God's work, and how she eventually created the Missionaries of Charity in India. The story begins with her girlhood in Albania, then moves to Calcutta, where she taught advantaged Indian children in a convent school. Not satisfied with this work, the nun heard God directing her to help the poor and, as a result, she left the convent and entered the slums of Calcutta. The book gives readers a glimpse at some of the work Mother Teresa did there, such as creating schools, giving medical treatment, and establishing places for the terminally ill to die in peace. Soft, realistic, full-page art appears on each spread, suitably complementing the text. Although there are many biographies of Mother Teresa, this one stands out as an inviting and inspiring beginning reader.-Jean Gaffney, Dayton and Montgomery County Public Library, Miamisburg, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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