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Claude Lightfoot, or How the Problem Was Solved

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In "Claude Lightfoot, or How the Problem Was Solved" by Francis J. Finn, S.J., readers are introduced to the titular character Claude Lightfoot, a young boy struggling with his studies and behavior at school. Through the guidance and mentorship of the school's principal, Father Tobin, Claude is able to overcome his challenges and ultimately find success both academically and personally.

The story is well-written and engaging, with relatable characters and a strong moral message about the importance of perseverance, hard work, and seeking help when needed. The relationship between Claude and Father Tobin is heartwarming and inspiring, showcasing the positive impact that a caring adult can have on a child's life.

Overall, "Claude Lightfoot" is a heartwarming and uplifting story that will resonate with readers of all ages. It teaches important lessons about overcoming obstacles and the power of friendship and guidance. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an inspiring and meaningful read.

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Most of the boys in the Catholic school called Milwaukee College are engrossed with baseball and keeping up with their studies. When twelve year old Claude Lightfoot is transferred into the school, he has a rocky time of it. While Claude excels in baseball and other playground activities, he also has a knack of annoying the other boys, particularly one who is a mean bully. And though Claude is mentally bright, his hyperactive classroom behavior is a trial to his teacher. The problem that must be solved is whether Claude can settle down to become a responsible young man capable of self control. Along the way he must cope with a series of trials and obstacles, especially as he tries to achieve his great goal: to be worthy to make his first Holy Communion. - Summary by Carol Pelster


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