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eBook Queen Esther the Second Graders of Doom (Life, Faith Getting It Right #10) (Steeple Hill Cafe) ePub

by Allie Pleiter

  • ISBN: 0373785569
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: Allie Pleiter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Steeple Hill; Original edition (January 31, 2006)
  • Pages: 288
  • ePub book: 1527 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1275 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 198

Description

Published February 1, 2006 by Steeple Hill About the Book

Allie Pleiter Close. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Published February 1, 2006 by Steeple Hill About the Book. 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.

Queen Esther and the Second Graders of Doom. This Christian Chick-Lit book is very true-to-life; Essie faces the very real stressors related to marriage, a baby, and (my greatest fear!) teaching Sunday School

Queen Esther and the Second Graders of Doom. This Christian Chick-Lit book is very true-to-life; Essie faces the very real stressors related to marriage, a baby, and (my greatest fear!) teaching Sunday School. Her struggle to make a decision regarding going back to work is one that is familiar to me, as are her struggles with a newborn baby and finances. Recently Viewed and Featured. The Wisdom Of Chinese Characters. Dingguo Shi. The Wisdom of Chinese Characters (Book + DVD).

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Queen Esther & the Second Graders of Doom. 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.

Start by marking Queen Esther & the Second Graders of Doom as Want . She also gets assigned to lead the second grade boys Sunday school class also known as the Doom Room and hilarity ensues.

Start by marking Queen Esther & the Second Graders of Doom as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book said Woman learns insight into boys through the 2nd graders in her classroom. Turns out it’s a fictional story about a woman who moves God has a funny sense of humor. Sometimes he knows that you’re sitting somewhere intimidated by that book about him that you know you should read. I enjoyed this quick read sprinkled with reminders of prayers and god’s plan for our lives.

An avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, Allie Pleiter spends her days writing books and finding new ways to avoid housework.

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Series: Life, Faith and Getting It Right (10). To Christopher John Pleiter My Second Grader of Delight. And. To Anyone Anywhere Who's ever taught Anyone under ten years old And lived.

Praise for allie pleiter. To Christopher John Pleiter. My Second Grader of Delight. Some books just come to you. The Doom Room and its burping crashed into my imagination one afternoon and simply refused to leave. Those are the books that are joys to write, because it is like unwrapping a gift of many layers-your efforts are filled with ooohs and aaahs as you discover what it is you’ve been given. First, thanks should probably go to my own son, CJ, who was in second grade when his imaginary counterparts invaded my life. I must emphatically state that none of the antics portrayed in this book were from CJ’s actual second-grade existence.

Queen Esther & the Second Graders of Doom. An avid knitter and unreformed chocoholic, she spends her days writing books, drinking coffee and finding new ways to avoid housework. Enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, RITA® Award finalist Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and nonfiction. Allie grew up in Connecticut, holds a . in speech from Northwestern University and spent fifteen years in the field of professional fund-raising. She lives with her husband, children and a Havanese dog named Bella in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

Queen Esther & The Second Graders Of Doom by Allie Pleiter released on Jan 31, 2006 is available now for purchase.

Comments

Shistus Shistus
I stumbled onto this book via a recommendation on goodreads, and took a chance. There were many things I really liked about the story itself: young mom in a stable marriage who's having a hard time adjusting to life after a cross-country move AND the transition from working in the "outside" world to being home with a child. I found this general storyline very realistic, and there were times that I was nodding along as Essie tried to work through her frustrations.

BUT... (three star rating, you knew it was coming!!)

There were several elements that just didn't come together for me. As much as the author builds up the interview scenario, I found the "confrontation" with her husband ridiculous. Seriously, one argument and then all is well? That tied up way too neatly. The church full of super-trendy, rich people also came off as silly. Why exactly was her brother there? And where was his wife in all this? Why was Essie dumped into what her brother knew was going to be a tough situation -- and why exactly couldn't one person be expected to handle a room of 8 year old boys for a single hour once a week?! I have kids that age and have logged many hours teaching... the classroom drama was definitely overly done, and don't even get me started on the parents. There is a very clearly spelled out "moral" at the end, as Essie realizes that she was guilty of misjudging people... All well and good but the clownish portrayals of those other women made it kind of hard to swallow.

And lastly, there were several points that just didn't ring true for a "current" young woman: her excitement over a velour bodysuit with a teddy bear applique, for example. That's what a Grandma gets excited about, NOT the Mom. And there is another scene where it's mentioned that Essie has shot two rolls of film trying to get the perfect picture of her son... this was published in 2006?

My favorite scene is when Essie and her one "real" friend are chatting. Essie is complaining that everyone else makes mothering look so easy, and Cece (who has older children) replies:
"Stop spending so much time comparing yourself of you'll go crazy. Remember... you're only seeing what those women want you to see. What they've worked hard to make sure you see... But don't be fooled, we're all just hanging on by our fingernails."

Overall, it was a cute read with some warm moments, but also veered into unrealistic cheesiness at times.
Camper Camper
This Christian Chick-Lit book is very true-to-life; Essie faces the very real stressors related to marriage, a baby, and (my greatest fear!) teaching Sunday School. Her struggle to make a decision regarding going back to work is one that is familiar to me, as are her struggles with a newborn baby and finances.

I especially enjoyed this book because it is realistic and does NOT give the impression that "living a Christian life makes everything 'perfect.'" Essie faces the struggles we all do, and with Christ as her foundation, gets through them--not easily or magically, but she gets through.

Another book by Allie Pleiter, "Bad Heiress Day" is on my bedside table and I'm excited to start it!
Atineda Atineda
Very cute and easy read. Great fast Christian book. Favorite Part: Part where Ester is trying to teach her Sunday School class about miracles and ends up getting into a discussion on weather Jesus Christ does or does not have x-ray vision with a bunch of superhero loving 2nd grade boys. I can understand where she is coming from as I am a teacher and sometimes have the weirdest questions asked of me as well!
Waiso Waiso
Once again a book by Pleiter that is chock full of typos and is poorly written. There is even a mispelled word (here instead of hear). I don't understand how her books get published without proper proofreading. The attempts at humor in this book are poor as well.

If you want good Christian Chick-Lit try Denise Hildreth, Tracey Bateman, Laura Jensen Walker or Trish Perry instead.