St. Patrick's Day

A children's story about the background and legends of St. Patrick's Day.

By Gail Gibbons Read by Qarie Marshall Children's Nonfiction / History - European / Holiday English, Unabridged 8m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs January 12, 2016 $14.99 $12.99 9781682629314 Add to Cart
							In addition to the story of Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamrocks to shillelaghs. People give cards, share meals, and wear green to honor Ireland, the Emerald Isle--and there are parades! Included are six legends about Patrick.

"In a book similar to those she's done for topics ranging from boats to birthdays, Gibbons offers information about St. Patrick's Day in an easily digestible text and a clean, colorful format. She covers the salient details of Patrick's life--his boyhood in slavery, his return to Britain, where he was ordained, and his life dedicated to the conversion of the Irish--and she highlights the symbols and happenings of St. Patrick's Day. At the conclusion, she describes some of St. Patrick's miracles, one to an illustrated box. The artwork, as one would expect, is heavily accented with green and is typical of Gibbon's work--simply drawn, yet full of zest and quite appealing for its audience. A festive addition to holiday shelves." - Booklist

"...purchase St. Patrick's Day for its energetic content and its six legends about the intriguing patron saint of Ireland." - School Library Journal