Little Lost Nun

(1 customer review)

How can one little peg doll have the power to heal two broken-hearted girls?




What happens when you do the wrong thing for the right reason?

In this relatable story of the restorative power of friendship, two girls—Nina, who has everything, and Tabitha, who has almost nothing—find the strength they need to heal from a very sad day with the help of nuns both little and life-sized.

Little Lost Nun:

  • Has two protagonists.
  • Features diverse characters.
  • Includes classic, evocative illustrations.
  • Includes a glossary of Orthodox terms used in the book.
  • Has a discussion guide and tips on visiting monasteries.
  • Is a perfect choice for church book clubs for kids.

About the Author

Melinda Johnson is an Orthodox Christian, wife, mother, and the author of books for children and adults. She loves gardens, books, and her corgi Ferdinand, and she especially treasures the great beauty of small things.

About the Illustrator

David Moses runs Past-Itch Comics and is a cartoonist + designer + illustrator + muralist. He is the creator of GALACTIC JUNK SQUAD (Well, More Like Family), and has collaborated on projects such as Creatures from the Chaos Realm, Vacuum Decay, Final Frontiersman, and Tales from the Holy Mountain with Holy Mountain Printing.

Book Details

Grades 3-5

JUVENILE FICTION/Religious/Christian/Friendship

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Additional information

Weight .3 lbs

1 review for Little Lost Nun

  1. Irene O

    We recently read Little Lost Nun by Melinda Johnson. This is a sweet story where one small peg doll creates a string of events that open the eyes and hearts of those involved. Two little girls from very different family dynamics find love, faith, and friendship through their personal struggles and actions. This heartwarming story gives us a peek into an Orthodox monastery, where the nuns are warm and welcoming and children are free to explore the beauty of God’s creation in their garden. It is a safe place where the girls ultimately find that God truly has a hand in all things.
    This story is a beautiful tale to share and discuss with our children. From it we can learn about empathy and compassion, patience and forgiveness. The “think and talk” section and “you can visit a monastery” section at the end of the book provide a guide for discussion and some valuable tips on how to prepare for a monastery visit.
    I highly recommend adding a copy to your children’s book shelf or church school library!

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