Patricia St. John
The Story Behind the Stories
In the Trailblazers Series!
Patricia St. John’s life is a story in itself, but she grew up to become one of the world’s best-loved Christian writers for children.
After almost being born in the middle of a storm on the Bay of Biscay, it was no surprise to see Patricia’s life take twists and turns along the way. She had an adventurous spirit, so when the bombs fell during the blitz in London there she was, working as a nurse! When looking after 30 children in a boarding school as housemother her exciting bedtime stories kept the children up!
These very stories would later become her classic written works, such as Tanglewood’s Secret and Treasures of the Snow, and others. When her brother needed her help at his hospital in Morocco, Patricia just jumped on the back of his motorbike and went with him. Every place that she called home was an inspiration for yet another story that brought children to understand and love their Lord Jesus Christ.
This is an amazing story of a much-loved figure in Christian history. She’s a trailblazer for women and for Christians everywhere.
Recommended Reading Level:
Read to me: age 7-8
Read myself: age 9-14
About the Author
Irene Howat is an award-winning author and a talented artist in Ayrshire, Scotland. She is married to a retired minister and they have a grown family. She especially enjoys receiving letters from her readers and replies to all of them. Check out her new stories at www.story-a-month-club.org.uk.
“Patricia St John was missionary; she was a nurse; she based her children’s books on places where she lived or visited; her parents were missionaries.. Irene Howat does a wonderful job of making Miss St John come to life on the pages. A recommendation on the back of the book is for ages 7-14, but I would think it’s a great book to give to anyone of any age.” — CLC World