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Loyola Kids Book of Saints Hardcover – September 1, 2001
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*The dates when the saint lived, the saint's feast day, and an original illustration of the saint
*Stories about the saint's life and work, written in a conversational, friendly style
*Ways to apply the saints' stories to their own lives, plus a discussion question based on the story
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Top Customer Reviews
The stories are very engaging, and there is a good mix of familiar and unfamiliar saints and blesseds from throughout the ages. I like the organization by theme- "saints are people who...(love children, teach us new ways to pray, help the poor and sick, change their lives for God, etc.)" The author does a good job presenting the stories in an age-appropriate manner, which is always a concern given the violence many of the saints had to endure.
Through a combination of luck, relative sobriety, and a meager knowledge of history, we managed to come from behind and win the contest. The final question concerned "the inventor of the alphabet used by Russians and other Eastern European peoples."
A few months before, we had read as a family from Amy Welborn's excellent "Kids Book of Saints" about Cyril and Methodius, and I knew that Cyril was the man behind the "Cyrillic" alphabet.
A member of the second-place team must have thought we were trivia hustlers. "How do you know that!?" He continued to badger my friend and me until we paid our tab and more or less slunk away with our ten-dollar winnings.
And that is how Amy Welborn nearly caused a bar-fight in Newport, Rhode Island.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I do like this book to read along with my 8 year old. The words are age appropriate not too hard. I probably would not recommend it for anyone younger than 8 unless it's read and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by merne9
Very contemporary. Written for older child or. Grandma to read to little onesPublished 3 months ago by Joan M Kraus
Good biographies, age appropriate stories for children to understand the lives of these noble men and women. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Madame Curie
I have read a ton of children's saint books, and this is my favorite. Many children's books about saints are both scary and inapplicable: this saint's eyeballs were poked out while... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful book with wonderful stories. My children are 3 and 5 and sometimes the stories are a bit long for them. But that's not a complaint just an observation. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Wixie
Excellent book for kids and adults. I just wish it had more pictures in color.Published 5 months ago by M de Lima
My kids love reading this over and over again. The author narrated the saints' lives in a manner that can easily be grasped by children.Published 6 months ago by look4coise