Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth, by Sandra Dutton

Mary Mae is a bright, happy 10 year old who loves going to church with her family, writing songs with her Granny, and learning about science with her teacher Miss Sizemore. Mary Mae can't help asking questions about everything she is learning, whether it's from the Bible or from science class, but so many questions can lead to trouble. When she asks too many questions about the fossils they are studying in class, Mary Mae's mother becomes worried. In their church, they believe that the earth is six thousand years old, and the lessons in Mary Mae's school contradict that. This gentle book portrays everyone as well-intentioned, and allows Mary Mae and her family to come to terms with both her faith and her curiosity. 2010.
M. Adams

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