Queen Esther & the Second Graders of Doom

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Steeple Hill, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Teaching Sunday school at her brother's church in the Bay area was supposed to help former champion athlete Esther "Essie" Walker understand boys--the better to raise her newborn son as a stellar example of manhood. Fat chance! Enter the eight-year-old male psyche: awful jokes, disrespectful behavior and general mayhem. Essie, the queen of control, finds herself in a brand-new world of chaos.

The pressure builds on all fronts--Sunday school class, husband's job, church pageant, aging parents, finances, friends secretly battling illnesses--until Queen Esther has one royal meltdown. God, it seems, has makeover plans for Essie's competitive nature. Her characteristic control is in very short supply as she gains a better understanding of the nature of imperfection, the value of motherhood and the virtues of a messy but connected life.

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Essie Walker volunteers to teach a Sunday school class full of eight year-old boys in order to better understand how to raise her newborn son. She soon finds herself in the midst of chaos and must learn to curb her competitive nature and realize that imperfection is acceptable. Read full review

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author is proficient at helping us meet her characters and provides realistic plot threads. I stayed up late to read it and even convinced my hubby it was a good humorous look at life ! Read full review

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About the author (2010)

An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter spends her days writing books and finding new ways to avoid housework. She grew up in Connecticut, holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University, and speaks nationally on writing, faith, and creative productivity. Allie currently lives in suburban Chicago, Illinois. Sign up for her newsletter at http://alliepleiter.com/contact.html

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