Young people-boys and girls alike-will delight in these stories of the saints, many of which will be entirely new to them, as the author has brought out several stories of less-well-known early British saints. An early companion to the popular Child's Book of Warriors, this book was also published under the title W.V.'s Golden Legend in the United States. "The Saints are here treated with a simplicity that is altogether childlike, and with an unforced imagination which is only to be learnt by becoming as a child. And this is perhaps why, although comparatively a new book, it has the air of something pleasantly old, and written long ago; and thus wins its way into the children's library of old favourite authors."
-From the Editor's note to the 1906 Everyman's Library Edition by J.M. Dent & Sons. William Canton was a journalist, poet and an author of children's books such as The Invisible Playmate (1894), W.V., Her Book (1896/97), and A Child's Book of Warriors (1912). His style in storytelling embodies the legacy of British literature going back as far as Shakespeare and beyond, lending a sophisticated air to prose that is simultaneously charming and accessible. This book has been painstakingly retypeset in exact imitation of the turn-of-century style of the 1898 original, and includes all the original illustrations including the original cover.
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- ISBN-13: 9781936639229
- ISBN-10: 193663922X
- Publisher: St. Augustine Academy Press
- Publish Date: October 2013
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.61 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.76 pounds
- Page Count: 268