This elegantly illustrated hardcover picture book collects the stories of ten men and women who led remarkable and inspirational lives in the Christian faith. A specialist in historical writing, Margaret McAllister tells the stories in her own inimitable style--lively, touching, and vivid. Some stories are told in the first person, others as if by onlookers, giving variety to the tales, and each concludes with extra information about the life of the saint. Alida Massari's illustration style, which is inspired by ancient art and architecture, is perfectly suited to the book, full of grace and sophistication.
A beautiful and informative book.
Margaret McAllister is an experienced author for children, first published in 1997. She has written a number of books for leading publishers, and has been shortlisted for the Ottakar's Children's Book Prize. She specialises in historical fiction.