Monday, August 09, 2010

Ana's Picture Book of the Week

Saints and Their Stories by Maria Loretta Giraldo, illustrated by Nicoletta Bertelle. Hardcover, 2010 Pauline Books & Media, ISBN: 0-8198-7134-6, 168 pages.

This is the translation of a lovely Italian book for children. I love the uniqueness of the style and illustrations. The stories are filled with anecdotes and details of the saints' lives not found in other books about saints for children. Truly a gem-- we will read it aloud during Religion this Fall. Do visit the Publisher's site as they have a neat flip-the-pages "look-inside" feature.

From the Publisher:
This sumptuously illustrated collection of biographies introduces young readers, ages 7–10, to eighteen popular saints. Historical and biographical information is enriched by cultural and artistic traditions,—and even a few legends. Saints and Their Storiesincludes:
Saint Ann
Saint Joseph
Saint John the Baptist
Saint Peter
Saint Paul
Saint Cecilia
Saint Helen the Empress
Saint Lucy
Saint Ambrose
Saint Augustine
Saint Benedict
Saint Francis
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint Catherine
Saint Rita
Saint John Bosco
Saint Bernadette
The Archangel Gabriel
Includes a presentation page, making it an ideal gift for First Communion, birthdays, and favorite saints’ feast days

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