When I was a child, my parents bought this book for me. One day they cleaned out the basement, and ended up giving it away. I had to re-buy it (here). I love this book, it is informational and has beautiful icons depicting each of the saints that are talked about. I recently lent it out to a family friend who is a new convert to Orthodoxy, and I'm sure she will treasure the wonderful stories as much as I have. Perhaps it is silly, but this book made a huge impression on me when I was younger. I definitely recommend this book to others out there who wish to know more about the saints. However, it is geared towards children. If you are looking for more extensive reading on saints' lives, then this might not be the best choice for you.