Little Margaret: The Extraordinary Life of Blessed Margaret of Castello

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5.5 x 8.5 (in)
Kathleen M. Muldoon
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8 and up
Little Margaret: The Extraordinary Life of Blessed Margaret of Castello


Little Margaret is the true story of Margaret’s short life (1287–1320). She was born disfigured, blind, lame, and a dwarf. You will cheer for her as she first overcomes imprisonment and then abandonment by her family. She learned about God’s love for her from the castle priest. God used a girl others labeled as “crippled” to become as an angel to the sick, imprisoned, and dying.

     The midwife ushered Parisio into the bedchamber. Her tear-stained face told him that something was not right. When the midwife slowly pulled back the blanket, Parisio gasped.
     “It’s a girl, my Lord,” the midwife whispered.
     “It is a monster!” Emilia sobbed.

It’s no wonder Margaret was beatified by the Church!


“Readers of all ages will want to read this moving, compelling story about a young girl whose physical disability and challenges in life only strengthen her spirituality and deepen her faith in God.”
     Lupe Ruiz-Flores
, author of The Battle of the Snow Cones, 
     The Woodcutter’s Gift,
 and other children’s books

“In sharing the life and times of Margaret of Castello, Kathleen Muldoon gives readers an uplifting story of moral courage and unwavering faith. Despite harsh physical sufferings, sweet Margaret’s devotion to God and to serving others develops and matures in ways readers can both admire and practice. For those who feel their personal burdens are too heavy to bear, a few pages of Margaret’s story provide new perspective, renewed strength, and enlightened wisdom.”
     Diane Gonzales Bertrand, author of The F Factor 
     Writer-in-Residence, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas

Published by Leonine Publishers