This is a beautifully written story of the childhood of Therese Martin who was destined to become St. Therese of the Child Jesus, beloved throughout Catholicism as ""The Little Flower"". Therese was born into a God-fearing home and her life with her parents and sisters is attractively portrayed. Having had a dream, at nine, of entering the Carmelite monastery she saw her older sisters all take the veil while she was rejected as too young. But eventually her wish came true, and, while she only lived a few years afterwards, she made an indelible impression on those who knew her. This book makes it easier to understand why so many thousands have experienced a fulfillment of her promise: ""After my death I will let fall a shower of roses"". Well adapted to reading aloud in Catholic homes.