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Saints and Heroes


In this updated anthology, Ethel Pochocki (author of Once Upon a Time Saints books) has selected a mixture of stories for older youth of “soldiers and sailors, kings and queens, doctors, lawyers, beggars, thieves, poets, diplomats, fools and cranks,” and she has told their stories in her characteristic lively style. She shows how brave and generous such people were; how they challenged the society in which they lived; and how they have since become light-bearers to enthral future generations of young people. Beginning with the Mexican Indian, Saint Juan Diego, born in 1474, and spanning 500 years, these 33 chapters include modern men and women, such as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and Jean Vanier, as well as old favorites such as Saints Teresa of Avila, Philip Neri, and Francis de Sales. The author shows us how human and attractive their lives are, regardless of the century in which they lived, as they spring to life in these pages.

Published: 2012
Publisher: Bethlehem Books
Author: Ethel Pochocki
Illustrator: Mary Beth Owens
Age Range: 12 & up
Length: 258 pages

Price: $4.99 | 5 Credits