story from the Vision Books series for youth 9 -15 years old is a
beautiful story about the most popular saint of modern times, St.
Therese of Lisieux, the "Little Flower." Growing up in
Lisieux, France was occasionally painful but usually delightful for
Therese and her four sisters. For practical Marie, studious Pauline,
hot-tempered Leonie, mischievous Celine, and beautiful, lovable
Therese, growing up meant growing closer to God. The Little Flower
found her pathway to holiness right in her own back yard.
their disagreements, secrets, visits to the convent, school
adventures, and romances, these five girls are an enjoyable handful
for their kindly, widowed father. But Therese, because she loves her
family, discovers that one of her sisters might unwittingly prevent
her dearest wish from coming true.
this Vision book, Helen Walker Homan, who writes in the tradition of
Louisa Mae Alcott, has created another classic of delightful family
life among five sisters, one of whom became a saint.