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Knight of Molokai

Knight of Molokai by Eva K. Betz
By: (1897-1968)

Knight of Molokai by Eva K. Betz is a captivating historical fiction novel that transports readers to the small Hawaiian island of Molokai in the late 19th century. The story follows the life of Father Damien, a Belgian priest who volunteers to serve the leper colony on Molokai, where he tirelessly cares for the afflicted and fights for their rights.

The author does a wonderful job of painting a vivid picture of life on Molokai, from the harsh conditions of the leper colony to the beauty of the island itself. The characters are well-developed and relatable, particularly Father Damien, whose selfless dedication to his patients is truly inspiring.

Betz's writing style is engaging and easy to follow, making it difficult to put the book down once you start reading. The pacing of the story is excellent, with just the right amount of action, drama, and heartwarming moments to keep readers hooked until the very end.

Overall, Knight of Molokai is a powerful, poignant novel that sheds light on a lesser-known chapter of history and celebrates the indomitable human spirit in the face of adversity. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a compelling and thought-provoking read.

Book Description:
Hurricane! Volcano eruptions and fire! Leprosy! Nothing deterred Father Damien from doing the work to which he had been called. Outstandingly big and strong as a boy, he was notably kind as a young man. He needed all his strength and kindness when he went to live at the leper colony of Molokai.

This children’s biography of Father Damien of Molokai was written by Eva K. Betz, a prolific Catholic writer of history and biography books for children. (Introduction from an original dust jacket and Maria Therese)

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - March 3, 2016
Subject: Knight of Molokai
Nice story, Maria Therese is a very compotent and appropriate narrator for it.

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