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Mother Teresa (Pb) (Gateway Biographies)

William Jay Jacobs

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ISBN 10: 1878841572 / ISBN 13: 9781878841575
Published by Millbrook Press, 1998
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Title: Mother Teresa (Pb) (Gateway Biographies)

Publisher: Millbrook Press

Publication Date: 1998

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Revised.

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A biography of Mother Teresa, a nun working in Calcutta, India, who has dedicated her life to doing what she could to help those who suffered from loneliness or poverty. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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Grade 3-5-- Of these two biographies, Mother Teresa is the better one. Jacobs recounts his subject's early calling to missionary work and, at age 18, her joining the religious Order of Loreto, which led her to teach in Calcutta for many years before acting on her true vocation of serving the sick and dying poor. His obvious knowledge of the India Mother Teresa knows and his writing style add greatly to the treatment. She is portrayed as an admirable person, but her worthiness does not overwhelm the book. Naden and Blue trace McAuliffe's Massachusetts childhood and adolescence, and relate how she applied for and was selected as the teacher in space by NASA. However, the authors are too focused on presenting her as a symbol rather than as a flesh-and-blood person. They waste space trying to explain her motivation for volunteering for the program, and the writing contains awkward transitions. Both biographies feature an abundance of quotation marks, but no sources are cited. Excellent quality black-and-white and full-color photographs are well placed and informative. There is a proliferation of series that usually share a sameness in format, information conveyed, and lack of documentation. Christa McAuliffe is no better (or worse) than other titles available. Jacobs's book is a step up the ladder. --Therese Bigelow, Wayne County Public Library System, NC
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