Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth by Sandra Dutton

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Ten-year-old Mary Mae loves to sing hymns with her Granny, go to Sunday School, and learn about trilobites. She has lots of questions about how the earth looked millions of years ago. Trouble is, Mary Mae’s mother thinks it's wrong to believe the world is that old. Mama believes God created it six thousand years ago and she believes that nobody should teach Mary Mae otherwise. When Mary Mae starts taking her questions to church, asking how God created the earth in six days or how eight people could take care of animals on an ark, Mama puts her foot down: homeschooling. Mary Mae must decide where her loyalties lie: with science and Miss Sizemore, with God and Mama, or somewhere in the middle.


About Sandra Dutton

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In addition to teaching English at the college level, founding her own literary magazine, River City Review, and exhibiting her paintings, Sandra has published several books including Dear Miss Perfect: A Beast's Guide to Proper Behavior with Houghton Mifflin, described by Kirkus Reviews in a starred review as "a witty collection that entertains while subtly conveying information." Dutton was born in Springfield, Missouri, "Gateway to the Ozarks," and has lived in Louisville, Kentucky. She has two grown sons and lives with her husband in Maine. You can visit Sandra Dutton at and
Published September 3, 2013 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 149 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Portland Book Review

I bet you will find something that will interest you 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family Seasoned author, Sandra Dutton, introduces us to Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth, a c...

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Children's Literature Network

Mary Mae Krebs is a curious ten-year-old.

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