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Who was Mother Teresa? /

by Gigliotti, Jim [author.]; Groff, David [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Who was-- ?: Publisher: New York, New York, USA : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]; ©2015Description: 105 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780448482996 (paperback) :; 0448482991 (paperback); 9780606367509 (Turtleback); 0606367500 (Turtleback).Title notes: $5.99 7-2015 (db)Subject(s): Teresa, Mother, 1910-1997 -- Juvenile literature | Missionaries of Charity -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Nuns -- India -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Missionaries -- India -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Teresa, Mother, 1910-1997 | Missionaries of Charity | Nuns | Missionaries | Women -- BiographySummary: Presents the life of an Albanian girl, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became known as Mother Teresa and spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.
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Born a humble girl in what is now Albania, Agnes Bojaxhiu lived a charitable life. She pledged herself to a religious order at the age of 18 and chose the name Sister Teresa, after the patron saint of missionaries. While teaching in India, where famine and violence had devastated the poor, Teresa shed her habit and walked the streets of Calcutta tending to the needs of the destitute. Her charity work soon expanded internationally, and her name remains synonymous with compassion and devotion to the poor.

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Presents the life of an Albanian girl, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, who became known as Mother Teresa and spent most of her life serving "the poorest of the poor" in Calcutta, India.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-105).

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">Mother Teresa stared out the window of the train as it made its way from the crowded city of Calcutta, India, to the mountain resort town of Darjeeling in September 1946. The Indian countryside was very beautiful. But the train ride took many hours. With lots of twists and turns and zigzags to get up the mountain, the train moved slowly. That was okay, though. It gave Mother Teresa plenty of time to think. Mother Teresa was traveling from St. Mary's School for girls to her annual retreat in Darjeeling. A retreat is a good place to get away from the noise and distractions of everyday life, and to spend quiet time in prayer and reflection. It was the perfect time to think about God and to get energized for the coming school year. Excerpted from Who Was Mother Teresa? by Jim Gigliotti All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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