Europe 300-500AD

Patrick: Patron Saint ofIreland-Tomiede Paola
Rates up there as one of the best picture book author’s of saint stories.  Patrick Saint of Ireland is informative and interesting.  At the back of the book is ‘extra’ information about St Patrick.

The story is stirring and the pictures are beautiful.
Joan Windham (OOP) has some applicable stories: St Nicholas appears in Saints specially for boys and  Six O’ClockSaints.
Saints specially for boys also includes chapters on St Patrick and St Daniel of Syria.

In Seven Saints for Girls are Sts Victoria, Sylvia and Pauline.

Chapter Books

St Athanasius by FA Forbes

There is just something so appealing about Pochocki’s style of writing and the children love her stories.

The White Stag by Kate Seredy 
Retells the legendary story of the Huns’ and Magyars’ long migration from Asia to Europe where they hope to find a permanent home. Language is exceedingly rich and descriptive.

The Lantern Bearers -Rosemary Sutcliff
Concludes the Roman Britain trilogy.  Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land when threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries leave Britain forever.


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