Loyola Kids Book of Heroes: Stories of Catholic Heroes and Saints throughout History

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What do heroes do?
Do they fight monsters? Sometimes, but they also hold the hands of people who are sick and lonely. They build schools. They study the planets. They forgive those who have harmed them. Heroes are people who look at the world around them, see what needs to be done, and through the grace of God find the strength to help others.
 In the thirty-six stories in Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, you’ll meet a Catholic nun who stood up to the most infamous outlaw in the Old West. You’ll learn how entire villages of men and women devoted their lives to building great cathedrals to show their love and respect for God. You’ll learn about John the Baptist, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Charlemagne, St. Albert the Great, Dorothy Day, St. Patrick, and many others. Most of all, you’ll learn that with God’s help anyone can be a hero and make the world a better place.

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Author Amy Welborn explains why having heroes is important for children in Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, a companion to her popular Loyola Kids Book of Saints. Welborn tells the stories of devoted Christians, including Blessed Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, and John the Baptist, who made significant contributions to people and the world around them.

Welborn intoduces Christian role models who exemmplify the seven cardinal virtues--faith, hope, charity, temperance, prudence, fortitude, and justice, and lead children on their personal journeys of faith.  Colorful illustrations and a delightful storytelling style bring these inspiring stories to life for young readers. 

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Amy Welborn is the general editor of Loyola Classics, a series of new editions of the some of the most distinguished Catholic novels of the twentieth century. She is the author of The Words We Pray, A Catholic Woman's Book of Days, Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, Loyola Kids Book of Saints (Loyla Press), De-Coding Da Vinci, and the Prove It! series of apologetics books for youth (Our Sunday Visitor). Amy and her family live in Birmingham, Alabama.

Vitali Konstantinov's His first illustrated book was a result of the award in the contest Scarpetta d’Oro and was released in 1998 at Le Marasche publishing house in Italy. In 1999, Vitali started to work with the famous publisher Grimm Press in Taiwan. He created picture biographies of Charles Darwin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Antoni Gaudí, and Alfred Nobel. The first book that was both written and drawn by Vitali, Pourquoi les chiens font comme ça?, was released at La Joie de Lire in Switzerland. Vitali lives and works as freelancer artist and illustrator in Marburg, Germany.

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