MY ONE HUNDRED CHILDREN by

MY ONE HUNDRED CHILDREN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Bain is the superintendent of a Presbyterian Home for 100 boys and girls near Lynchburg, Virginia, and his story of his years there is gentle, unassuming, and on occasion, affecting. Not an orphanage, this home is for children of parents (usually one parent only) who have been unable to maintain their support -either physically or morally- and while these youngsters are occasionally sensitive to the stigma of charity's children, their main insecurity is in the diffidence- or negligence-of their parents. How the days are spent; arbitration- and discipline; clothes; dates, entertainment; but particularly the relationships within the home, between the youngsters, and their housemothers, and Dr. Bain-whose guidance is warm and wise- provides a quiet perspective of this small community.

Pub Date: Oct. 20th, 1954
Publisher: Simon & Schuster