Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hertha Pauli

This week seems like a hard week, with Rick being ill. I am not in the spirit of Advent either. We have managed to open our Advent calendar and start our Gospel of John study, but I can't find my Advent wreath and frankly I keep forgetting it is Advent!

But one bright spot has been a book I've been reading aloud to the three youngest children. It is a used book I bought from Keller Books a couple of years ago. It is entitled Christmas and the Saints. Well, it is completely lovely. The kids have been listening spellbound. I am completely charmed. I was curious to learn about the author, Hertha Pauli, whom I 've never heard of before. So I googled and here's what I came up with!

Wickapedia also has entry. The author escaped from Austria with the Nazis on her trail. She came to the U.S. and began a writing career for children. Her brother won the Nobel Prize for Science, Wolfgang Pauli. I had heard of him before!

So I feel like I have stumbled on a little gem here. I'm off to see if I can find other books by her for children. Her best well known one was on the story of Silent Night.

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