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Saint Martin de Porres and the Mice

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This lovingly written story of St. Martin de Porres has been delighting children for decades. Now you can bring the story of this great saint to a new generation.

Saint Martin de Porres and the Mice vividly recounts St. Martin's life of service to God, the sick, children and even mice! St. Martin lived his life for others, and always had a special place in his heart for th
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published December 10th 2013 by Neumann Press (first published 2003)
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Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Saint Martin de Porres and the Mice is a 6'' x 8" hardcover reprint of a 1960s children's classic. It is 45 pages in length with semi-thick paper, and it contains pencil sketches (classic to the 1960s) on almost every page. The book starts off explaining the rough childhood of young Martin. He grew up in a poor family in Peru in the late 1500s. His father left when he was young, and his mother was tasked with raising the children as a single mother. Martin always showed a kindness to all, but es ...more
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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04/16: We just read this one as a family tonight. It's a great little book. One son particularly enjoys the stories of Martin talking with the mice and getting them to behave. This one even touches on slavery and Martin's work with the slaves.
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Eva J. Kelly, born in Massachusetts in 1897, began her writing career at age nine when she sold a story about horses to the children’s page of her local newspaper. This success was not a surprising one, as she grew up in a home in which writing, books and storytelling were vital parts of daily life. Eva’s father, a doctor, who was also a writer of poetry, “used to come upstairs after office hours ...more