Book of Saints and Heroes

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Age Range: 8 and up

The first Christians to visit Europe and the British Isles met pagans who told tales of fairies, talking beasts, and other wonderful things. To these marvelous stories, they soon added new ones about the Christian saints.

Some were true, others improbable, and many simply fantastic. In the ones we include here, you'll meet the saint who spent seven Easters on a whale's back and the amiable lion who was St. Jerome's friend. You'll see St. George fight the dragon, and you'll read about the fierce wolf St. Francis of Assisi converted.

But many of these stories have in them scarcely a wave of the fairy wand. So you'll also find here true tales of great saints such as St. Louis of France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary — souls marked by courage, kindness, and piety.

These marvelous legends and exciting true stories of Christian saints and heroes will provide many hours of delightful reading to believers and non-believers alike!

Read the exciting stories of:

  • St. Anthony
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Paul
  • St. Brendan
  • St. Colette
  • St. Columba
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  • St. Cuthbert
  • St. Dorothea
  • St. Dunstan
  • St. Richard of Chichester
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Francis Xavier
  • St. Louis IX
  • St. Jerome
  • St. Margaret of Scotland
  • St. George
  • St. John of God
  • St. Malchus
  • St. Senan
  • St. Simeon Stylites
  • St. Vincent de Paul, and others.

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  • Pages: 336
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-933184-95-1
  • Product Code: 4951
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Publication Date: December 31, 2012
  • Categories: By Title, Children’s Books, eBooks, Saints and Angels
Very good for older children
This collection of saint stories is well done. It includes some saints who are little known, such as St. Richard of Chichester and St. Germanus. The illustrations inside are lovely pen and ink (no color). Definitely worth adding to your collection.
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Great Book
I can't recommend this edition enough ! You will thoroughly enjoy this great work ! From cover to cover you will be up reading till its finished finally putting it back on the shelf is like leaving an old friend. All of his works have been amazing !
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Great for reading aloud
Our homeschool children enjoy listening the lives of the saints immensely, especially when they can inspire the imagination, the spirit, and challenge our discoveries in history and geography. Indeed, the Book of Saints and Heroes can do just that, and it has been placed in our waiting list for saints read-alouds! This will make an excellent gift
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