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The Book of Saints and Heroes

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  • Ana Braga-Henebry
    Check to see if this title is already in your library s catalog. If it is, put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron request form right
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      Check to see if this title is already in your library's catalog. If it
      is, put a hold on it and check it out. If not, fill out a patron
      request form right away. This can usually be done online at your
      library's website.

      Title: The Book of Saints and Heroes
      Author: Andrew Lang, Lenora Lang
      Publisher: Sophia
      Date Published: 2006
      ISBN: 1-933184-13-2
      Price: $16.47 Hardcover
      Amazon link:
      http://www.amazon.com/Book-Saints-Heroes-Andrew-Lang/dp/1933184132
      Editorial Reviews:
      Product Description
      The first Christians to visit Europe and the British Isles met pagans
      who told tales of fairies, talking beasts, and other wonderful things.
      To these marvelous stories, they soon added new ones about the
      Christian saints. Some were true, others improbable, and many simply
      fantastic. In the ones we include here, you'll meet the saint who
      spent seven Easters on a whale's back and the amiable lion who was St.
      Jerome's friend. You'll see St. George fight the dragon, and you'll
      read about the fierce wolf St. Francis of Assisi converted. But many
      of these stories have in them scarcely a wave of the fairy wand. So
      you'll also find here true tales of great saints such as St. Louis of
      France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Elizabeth of
      Hungary - souls marked by courage, kindness, and piety. These
      marvelous legends and exciting true stories of Christian saints and
      heroes will provide many hours of delightful reading to believers and
      non-believers alike!

      About the Author
      Andrew Lang was a journalist, poet, editor, literary critic, and
      translator, and historian. Born in Scotland in 1844, he studied at St.
      Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. Lang spent much of
      his life in London, writing for the Morning Post and for the Daily
      News, and working as the literary editor of Longman's Magazine. Lang
      wrote novels and works of poetry, many books on religion and culture,
      and even translated the Iliad and the Odyssey. By the time of his
      death in 1912, Andrew Lang was widely known as a versatile, prodigious
      scholar. But today, Lang is remembered not so much for his scholarship
      as for the many fine collections of legends and stories he compiled
      with the assistance of Lenora, his wife. The Book of Saints and Heroes
      is one of the best of them.
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