Saints and Angels

Saints and Angels

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by Claire Llewellyn
     
 

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Richly illustrated with fine art, Saints and Angels describes the lives and works of many familiar and unfamiliar saints and angels. Among those included are the apostles, John the Baptist, Joan of Arc, and the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton. Details of feast days and patronages are also discussed. Coverage includes information about

Overview

Richly illustrated with fine art, Saints and Angels describes the lives and works of many familiar and unfamiliar saints and angels. Among those included are the apostles, John the Baptist, Joan of Arc, and the first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton. Details of feast days and patronages are also discussed. Coverage includes information about choirs of angels, guardian angels and fallen angels.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kingfisher reissues Claire Llewellyn's Saints and Angels in a smaller gift size featuring gilt-edge pages and a place-marking ribbon. The elegant volume offers accessible, simple text introducing more than 30 saints and angels, as well as illuminating reflections such as "What Is a Saint?" all accompanied by excellent reproductions of fine art. Includes a glossary, calendar of feast days and index. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This lovely little book gives an overview and short biography of thirty saints of the Roman Catholic Church and three angels. Well-known saints, such as St. Patrick, St. Francis, and St. Nicholas, are included among others. In the section called "Great Thinkers and Evangelists" are St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas. The date of the Feast Day of each saint and other facts are set apart at the edge of the page for quick identification. Most pages show a painting or a detail of a painting of the saint reproduced in color. At the end is a calendar of Feast Days, a glossary, an identification of other characters mentioned, and an index. Catholics and Protestants will enjoy this as an easy reference book to Roman Catholic Saints. Gold-edged pages, a blue ribbon bookmark, heavenly blue and gold endpapers, and a see-through book jacket printed with saints and angels make this an attractive gift book for young people and adults. 2006 (orig. 2003), Kingfisher/Houghton Mifflin Company, Ages 12 up.
—Carlee Hallman
From the Publisher

“The elegant volume offers accessible, simple text introducing more than 30 saints and angels, as well as illuminating reflections such as "What Is a Saint?" all accompanied by excellent reproductions of fine art.” —Publishers Weekly

“Gold-edged pages, a blue ribbon bookmark, heavenly blue and gold endpapers, and a see-through book jacket printed with saints and angels make this an attractive gift book for young people and adults.” —Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753455883
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
10/03/2003
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
590,795
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 10.97(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Claire Llewellyn is a prize-winning author of nonfiction for young readers. In 1991 she was shortlisted for the prestigious TES Junior Information Book Award for MacDonald's Take One: Rubbish, and in 1992 she won that award for My First Book of Time. Since then she has written more than 20 children's books on a wide range of subjects. She is the author of Kingfisher's recent Saints and Angels. Claire lives in Hertford.

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Saints and Angels 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
pattypooh More than 1 year ago
Beautiful book about the most popular Saints & Angels. I purchased as a gift for a girl's First Communion. It was very colorful, nicely written and age appropriate.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book. The illustrations are beautiful, and I purchased this book to build my child's self esteem and also learn goodness. Instead, it seemed almost overly objective, not noting the miraculous works of these persons who became saints, but often that little is known about them or ambiguity regarding what they did to deem them holy. It also mentions often about how they died, bluntly and abrupt; almost as if the writer couldn't get enough information about their goodworks BUT BOY COULD HE TELL YOU HOW THEY DIED!..So if you want to have your child look at you blankly, waiting for how we apply their good works...and ask you,'What does 'beheaded' mean?' Then this is the book for you. Not for me.