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An Alphabet of Saints by Robert Hugh Benson
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An Alphabet of Saints (1905)

by Robert Hugh Benson, Reginald Balfour, Charles Ritchie

Other authors: Lindsay Symington (Illustrator)

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In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, "poet and God's Troubadour," this timeless classic portrays the lives of the saints through creative, catchy poetry and quaint etchings. Each letter of the alphabet is honored with a saint: "A is Anthony," "B for Benedict," "C for Saint Christopher," and so on. It includes universally beloved saints like Dominic, Francis, and Martin, as well as lesser known saints such as St. Odo and St. Ursula. This book is an engaging learning tool, whether your child is learning the alphabet, the saints, or both! Each page features: -A vintage etching of a scene from the life of a saint and the letter of the alphabet -A brief biographical summary of the saint's mission, life, and feast day -A delightful poem about the saint, with fluid rhymes for easy memorization Its hardcover format ensures that it will withstand the long and repeated usage it is sure to receive. Revisit the alphabet with your little one; return to old saint friends and make some new ones along the way as you travel from A to Z in this hardcover reproduction of the 1905 British classic, An Alphabet of Saints.… (more)

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An Alphabet of Saints is an alphabet book containing one saint for every letter of the alphabet from Anthony of Padua to Zita. Each saint has a picture with a short description as well as several rhyming lines of verse about their lives. In that it is very much a book of its time. What is remarkable now is that it was geared towards children, whereas our educational system has changed so much in the ensuing century that kind of doggrel is encountered much later, if at all.

Although it is technically a children's book, the level of writing means that it is equally enjoyable for adults with an interest in poetry. The art nouveau print illustrations are also worth a view. Recommended for Benson fans as well as those looking for solid Catholic children's books. ( )
  inge87 | Feb 8, 2016 |
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Robert Hugh Bensonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Balfour, Reginaldmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ritchie, Charlesmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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