Monday, February 11, 2013

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day by Gail Gibbons

This picture book gives the historic background of St. Patrick as well as some Irish traditions that accompany St. Patrick’s Day. Gail Gibbon’s book s are informational picture books for typically elementary age children.

“At last, Bishop Patrick’s dreams came true. He sailed back to Ireland and began preaching. He built churches and schools all over the country. People noticed his kind ways and trusted him.”

“Leprechaun comes from the Old Irish word Luchorpan, meaning wee one. People believed they were only as big as your thumb.” 

1 comment:

Jeff Kahl said...

One of my favorite holidays! Mainly because it's near my birthday, and because of the Shamrock Shakes at McDonalds! :)