A biography emphasizing the early years of the nun who is world renowned for her work with the poor, sick, and uneducated in India and in other parts of the world.
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Grade 4-8 Giff's account of the 1977 Nobel Prize winner differs from at least five other juvenile titles issued since 1981 because Giff showsespecially to non-Catholic readersthe religious background that led her to join nuns in Calcutta and to serve the poorest of the poor in the world's most crowded slums. Giff uses short sentences, wisely selected anecdotes and pronunciation helps as she shows that one individual can change the world by helping the nearest person because she sees God in everyone. A significant contribution is the mention of the Sisters' respect for each child's Hindu, Muslim or Christian faith in education and marriage rites. One questionable statement is that children "hardly ever washed," which conflicts with ritual Hindu cleansing. Lewin's realistic acrylic and wash street scenes are dramatic but lack the impact of photographs. Leigh's Mother Teresa (Bookwright Pr, 1986) has similar wording and color photos and illustrations that have a stronger impact, but it underestimates the size of the slum population. Mother Teresa's motives could confuse American young people, but both Leigh and Giff express them in Mother Teresa's own words, words that illuminate a face wrinkled from caring and hands roughened from ministering to the closest one. Pat Harrington, Phoenix Public Library
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The story of the Nobel Peace prizewinner, eloquently told. Ages 711.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Puffin, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0140322256
Descrizione libro Puffin, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0140322256
Descrizione libro Puffin, 1987. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110140322256