The Soul of a Child: A Novel Based on the Life of Maria Montessori

· Mentoris Project · Narrated by Kate Fuglei
7 hr 46 min
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About this audiobook

The Soul of a Child places brilliant educator and reformer Maria Montessori in the context of her time. It examines the relationships, inner struggles and inspirations of Montessori, a woman with heart, empathy and resilience. As a strong woman who lived through two world wars, the rise of Fascism in Spain and Italy and the dawn of the nuclear age, she remained undeterred in her faith in the possibility of positive change through education.

Her life spanned both the joys of innovation and the horrors of destruction of the twentieth century. Her influence on education and humanism remains resonant and enduring.

This is her story.

About the author

Kate Fuglei is an actress, singer, and writer. She created a one-woman show, Rachel Calof, based on the memoir of a Jewish homesteader, and has performed it around America. It won Best Musical at the 2015 United Solo Festival in New York City. Kate has appeared in more than forty roles in episodic television and film, and she was in the First National Broadway tour of Spring Awakening. Based in Los Angeles, she has played leading roles in regional theaters across the country, among them Arena Stage, the Public Theater in New York City, and the La Jolla Playhouse. Two of Kate's short stories appeared in SisterWriterEaters, a book of essays about motherhood and food. Her first novel, Fermi's Gifts, was published in 2018. For more information, visit

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