Ruth Sanderson has illustrated many books for children, including Cinderella and The Snow Princess(both Little, Brown) and the companion volumes Saints: Lives and Illuminations and More Saints: Lives andIlluminations. Her artistic style is inspired byRenaissance art, icons, illuminated manuscripts, oldengravings, and woodcuts. She lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
"A book as beautifully illuminated, designed and printed as this
artistic testimony to the lives of 40 saints from the first
millennium drawn from the eastern and western churches will be
treasured by all who find comfort and courage in their company.
Done in pencil and oil on paper, the attractive full-page
presentation of picture and text will delight young and older
--Prairie Messenger "Forty stories of Christian saints from the first millennium are illustrated with appropriately gorgeous, pencil-and-oils-on-paper art."
--Kirkus Reviews "This compilation of saints almost feels like a throwback to another era. . . . Each saint gets a lovely oil-and-pencil portrait that takes up a third of the page and an overview of his or her life."
--Booklist "Opulently illustrated. . . . For those interested in sharing inspiring stories of Christian devotion with children, this volume is well designed, attractive, and easy to use."
--School Library Journal