Molly McBride and the Purple Habit

Text and illustrations by

Jean Schoonover-Egolf

WOW! (and Momma just couldn’t be prouder….)

This just in:


Plaid Jumper is taking the back-to-school scene by storm. The acclaimed sequel to Purple Habit now bears the official Catholic Writers’ Guild Seal of Approval!

Catholic kids young and old are following the antics of the spunky 5-year-old redhead who dreams of becoming a nun when she grows up.

Just to catch you up on what’s happened so far: In the first book, Molly’s momma sewed her a little purple habit to match those worn by Molly’s special friends, the Children of Mary Sisters. And now she never wants to take it off! The McBride Family normally tolerates (as well as her reluctance to go anywhere without her wolf-pet-named-Francis) Molly’s extreme aversion to other clothing. Until now.

Molly’s big sister Terry has a very, very special event coming up, and Molly is supposed to wear a fancy (and itchy) new dress that Momma bought her just for the occasion.

Will Molly find a way to wear her purple habit instead of the stiff new dress to The Big Day?  And why do nuns wear habits, anyway? To find out more, click here to order your copy of Molly McBride and the Purple Habit or here to read more about  Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper.








7 thoughts on “Causing a Scene….

  1. This looks like an adorable story! I just sewed my daughters a dress up outfit today, and we’ll see how long it takes me to convince them to take it off. Kids love homemade dress-up 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to make them habits next! I’ve been searching for just the right fabric for Our Lady of Guadalupe outfits. We have tilmas for the boys… I’ll have to share pics of them someday 🙂

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  2. I love Molly. She reminds me so much of my girls! They even have several wolf stuffies 🙂

    What a beautiful way to teach children about vocations. We’ve really enjoyed reading these books!

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