by Carey Wallace and Nick Thornborrow
Performing Miracles. Facing Wild Lions. Confronting Demons. Transforming the World.
From Augustine to Mother Teresa, officially canonized as St. Teresa of Calcutta, discover seventy of the best-known and best-loved saints and read their riveting stories.
Meet Joan of Arc, whose transcendent faith compelled her to lead an army when the king's courage failed. Francis of Assisi, whose gentleness tamed a man-eating wolf. Valentine, a bishop in the time of ancient Rome, who spoke so often of Christ's love that his saint's day, February 12, has been associated with courtly love since the Middle Ages. St. Thomas Aquinas, the great teacher. Peter Claver, who cared for hundreds of thousands of people on slave ships after their voyage as captives. And Bernadette, whose vision of Mary instructed her to dig the spring that became the healing waters of Lourdes.
Each saint is illustrated in a dramatic and stylized full-color portrait, and included in every entry are the saint's dates, location, emblems, feast days, and patronage. Taken together, these stories create a rich, inspiring, and entertaining history of faith and courage. For kids age 10 and up.
A perfect gift for Confirmation.
Stories of the Saints : Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace, & Courage
Carey Wallace was raised in a small town in Michigan. She is the author of The Blind Contessa's New Machine, The Ghost in the Glass House, and Choose. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Illustrator Nick Thornborrow is a concept and storyboard artist for BioWare, a developer of video games for PC, console, and online role-playing. He lives and works in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Publish Date: March 2020
Page Count: 232
Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Juvenile Nonfiction Religious - Christian
- Biography & Autobiography