The lives of the saints are either too grisly for little kids or too saccharine for
older ones. But this collection appeals to both groups with a combination of
gentle humor and frankness – battle-tested at the author’s weekly chapel
services at the school where she teaches. It’s organized into two full school
years, with each saint’s story falling on or near his or her special day so that
each story can be a springboard to a creative seasonal teaching unit or small
festival. Saints represent a wide variety of ethnic and geographic backgrounds.