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Pope John Paul II : young man of the Church / by George E. Stanley.

By: Series: Childhood of world figuresPublisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2005Edition: 1st Aladdin Paperbacks edDescription: 167 pages ; 20 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 282.092 St787
Contents:
Child of free Poland -- World outside the window -- Wonders of Krakow -- School and the mysteries of life -- Saying good-bye to mama -- Perfect scholar -- Father and son -- Aren't we all god's children? -- God's will -- Life is a stage -- Graduation day -- World War II -- Priesthood years -- Papal years -- Last days of Pope John Paul II -- More information.
Summary: A biography of Pope John Paul II which focuses on his childhood and early years. Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Poland. As a child Karol excelled in school -- especially in religion and literature. He was a star soccer player and also hiked and kayaked. But most of all Karol loved poetry and theater. Although Karol was liked and respected by his peers, his childhood was touched by tragedy. His mother passed away when he was only nine years old, and three years later his beloved older brother, Edmund, died from scarlet fever. Karol grew up in a time of great uncertainty for Poland. Although he was born into an independent Poland, he was a young man during the Nazi occupation of his homeland in World War II. When many Poles were anti-semitic, Karol had Jewish friends; when his country turned its back on religion, Karol studied in secret to become a priest. This fascinating biography details Karol's childhood and the events that led him to be named Pope John Paul II in 1978.
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Print Materials High School Library High School 282.092/St787 2005 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 0099866

Includes bibliographical references pages 166-167.

Child of free Poland -- World outside the window -- Wonders of Krakow -- School and the mysteries of life -- Saying good-bye to mama -- Perfect scholar -- Father and son -- Aren't we all god's children? -- God's will -- Life is a stage -- Graduation day -- World War II -- Priesthood years -- Papal years -- Last days of Pope John Paul II -- More information.

A biography of Pope John Paul II which focuses on his childhood and early years. Pope John Paul II was born Karol Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Poland. As a child Karol excelled in school -- especially in religion and literature. He was a star soccer player and also hiked and kayaked. But most of all Karol loved poetry and theater. Although Karol was liked and respected by his peers, his childhood was touched by tragedy. His mother passed away when he was only nine years old, and three years later his beloved older brother, Edmund, died from scarlet fever. Karol grew up in a time of great uncertainty for Poland. Although he was born into an independent Poland, he was a young man during the Nazi occupation of his homeland in World War II. When many Poles were anti-semitic, Karol had Jewish friends; when his country turned its back on religion, Karol studied in secret to become a priest. This fascinating biography details Karol's childhood and the events that led him to be named Pope John Paul II in 1978.

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