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 Stories includes:
Saint John the Baptist
Saint Helen the Empress
Saint Anthony of Padua
Saint John Bosco
The Archangel Gabriel
Includes a presentation page, making it an ideal gift for First Communion, birthdays, and favorite saints’ feast days