Saint Training (Paperback)

By Elizabeth Fixmer

Zonderkidz, 9780310723004, 239pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2011

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Description

Mary Clare is on the lookout for a miracle. Mary Clare O'Brian is determined to be a saint when she grows up (the halo will help cover her frizzy hair). But lately none of her prayers seem to be working the way she wants them to: her mother is losing her faith, her parents can't pay all the bills, and her brother receives a draft notice for the war in Vietnam. Mary Clare has a plan to help, but it just doesn't seem to be working. How is she supposed to become a saint when her world is falling apart? Dear Mother Superior, My name is Mary Clare O'Brian and I am in sixth grade. I would like to join the convent right after 8th grade before I start liking boys too much. I'm already having problems with boys liking me. Gregory in my class throws spitballs at me and told my best friend he likes me. I haven't told him that I want to be God's bride yet. Do you think I should?



About the Author

Elizabeth Fixmer has always loved children, literature, and writing, valuing storytelling as an integral tool for growth and self-discovery. After years of attending workshops and retreats for writers she obtained an MFA in writing for children and young adults from the prestigious Hamline University program.
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