Lucy's Eyes and Margaret's Dragon: The Lives of the Virgin Saints

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In this retelling of the lives of 13 saints, we meet Lucy, Margaret and 11 other courageous young girls who chose purity against overwhelming opposition and earned their halos the hard way, proving no obstacle is too great for those with faith in themselves and their beliefs.

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Grade 4 Up?Very brief tales of the lives of 13 virgin saints: Ursula, Agnes, Cecilia, Agatha, Lucy, Barbara, Bega, Brigid, Christina, Margaret, Catherine, Joan, and Uncumber, written in a simple, straightforward style. Filled with cruelty, torture, gore, and ghastly death (after all, the women are martyrs, and most died for their Christian faith and purity), the stories usually include an obdurate pagan father, an importunate suitor smitten by the maiden's beauty, some horrible forms of torture from which the saints emerge miraculously unscathed, until a final beheading, piercing, or stabbing. Only Bega, Brigid, and Christina manage to survive their persecution. Full-page, delicate, fanciful watercolors show wraithlike figures being dragged naked to brothels, having breasts cut off, being burned, having their throats cut, and suffering other atrocities, as well as performing miracles, all the while remaining intact and true to Christianity. A startling, but well-done book.?Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville,
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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