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MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS: PIONEER TEACHER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In Marguerite Bourgeoys, Pioneer Teacher, (Vision Book), the juvenile audience will become acquainted with a French girl of remarkable spirit and indomitable courage who founded the Order of the Congregation of Notre Dame in the 17th century. Journeying to Montreal from France, she faced death, bitter hardships, and austere privations of soul and body in order to teach the children of the New World. She opened the first school in Montreal, and later overcame almost insurmountable obstacles to establish the first community of uncloistered teaching sisters in Canada. A bit tame for boys -- this book should prove an inspirational story for young girls.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1963
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Co.