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The Children Of Fatima: And Our Lady's Message to the World (Stories of the Saints for Young People Ages 10 to 100) by Windeatt,Gedge Harmon

The Children Of Fatima: And Our Lady's Message to the World (Stories of the Saints for Young People Ages 10 to 100)
Title:
The Children Of Fatima: And Our Lady's Message to the World (Stories of the Saints for Young People Ages 10 to 100)
Author:
Windeatt,Gedge Harmon
ISBN:
0895554194
ISBN13:
978-0895554192
Formats available:
txt lit mbr lit
Category:
Catholicism
Language:
English
Publisher:
TAN Books; 1991 Reprint edition (December 31, 1944)
Pages:
176 pages
PDF size:
1940 kb
FB2 size:
1417 kb
EPUB size:
1846 kb
"What if nothing happens on the 13th? Aren't you afraid people will laugh at you?" asked the parish priest as he looked closely at 10-year-old Lucia. "Oh no, Father!" replied Lucia. "I know something wonderful is going to happen on the 13th. The Lady told us so." This book tells what happened and gives the wonderful story of Our Lady's appearances to little Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia. Impr. 162 pgs 15 Illus, PB

Reviews:
  • Whitecaster
IMy mother had the hardbound book. It had a nice, fabric covered blue cover with a silver imprint of the first chapter heading illustration. I loved the book as a child. When I grew up, I asked my mom if might have the book someday. She gave it to me. I have actually treasured it. So, when I was looking for a thank you gift for our catechetical team at the church, and with this being the 100th anniversary of the Fatima events, I wanted to give this book. I don't care that some people say it is a child's book. My mother and I enjoyed it as adults. I don't care that some people say it is not 100% accurate. It's a story, for heaven's sakes--not a documentary. How in the world can you write a story about something historical without adding dialogue, etc. If a person wasn't there, you do the best you can with the story as it has been told and you add what you need to make sense of what children may say to one another. Anyway, in searching for this book, I couldn't find a hardbound version like my book, and I don't mean that it had to have a blue cover with silver imprint. I was just looking for a hardbound closer to that--a presentation style book. If I couldn't find that, then this paperback is really as close as I could come. Sad about that. So, I couldn't give it five stars because it was not exactly what I was wanted. The content of the book is really what matters and it is a beautiful story of a miraculous series of events.
  • Livina
Fatima story is a historical event that many people during the 6 months of apparitions were present at.
And about 70, 000 witnessed the Miracle on October 13, 1917
The Miracle was even written about in the secular newspaper which had just the day before scoffered about the apparitions.
Many journalists, atheists, people of science and even those in the surrounding areas of the event that where not present at the actual site witnessed the same miracle.

Unfortunately this particular book is written as a novel, rather than based on the historic facts.
Dialogue added, motives added, and events edited to own imagination.

Our Lady of Fatima by Walsh
More about Fatima
Fatima 2017
Good books for adults

There r 2 small b ooks written about Francisco and Jacinta

Unfortunately with children books authors often take too much licence

If u don't mind this as a novel instead of historical then it is very well written and easy to understand

Examples:
Francisco is made to seem like he didn't like to pray the Rosary. No where has anyone said factually that Francisco was any less interested then the girls in praying. In fact Francisco seems more directed to mental and contemplative prayer than the girls.
Purely fictional addition.

The children r said to spend time telling each other stories before the apparition of the angel but no where is that mentioned in factual books. They were playing games. Plus Lucia was the one that was a good story teller to entertain younger children when she helped take care of them.

Jacinta and Francisco r said to say that Lucia saw the Lady too because they didn't want to be punished. No recall of their parents threatening them with punishment, just that mom and siblings didn't believe them. And they said they were telling the truth and Lucia could vouch for them.

Just things that don't match up with anything written in historical books on the subject. And this just in the beginning. Which combind makes it more novel like when these things could easily been kept in line with the adult historical books written.
  • Foginn
A very thorough and orthodox book on Fatima. My only concern is that the language was very old-fashioned and difficult for the average modern child to understand. I tried using it for read-alouds during catechism class, but most of the kids didn't get it, and I had to paraphrase.
  • Faehn
A beautiful book!!! Required reading for my daughters Catholic school. A lovely book about the Blessed Mother. Love this book so much, highly recommend to anyone!!!!!
  • Whitescar
My daughter loves all of Mary Fabyan Windeatt's books. This is no exception. She's a wonderful writer for elementary school children. Even into junior high. I've used these books to create puppet shows for younger children as well (using the dialogue). One of the best writers for Saint stories!
  • Sermak Light
I have enjoyed reading this book as much as my daughter. We have been talking about our Mother and how we can ask her for intercessions and this book is nice to show her that these children had FAITH to ask our Mother and to do penance for their sins and the sins of the world.
  • Beardana
Mary Fabyan Windeatt has a real gift for writing and touching your soul with the amazing and important lives of the saints. Her books are amazing, and this one is no exception. I don't know who gets more out of her books: children, or adults! This book is absolutely wonderful and worth every penny. I even bought a second copy to loan to people! So many people don't know about Our Lady of Fatima. Her messages are so timely and extremely important. A must read!
Very interesting and inspiring true story of events in Portugal in 1917 involving 3 young children. Great book for children to read and learn about history. Also good for parents to read to them.