St. Patrick's Day by Dorothy Rhodes FreemanThis book discusses the history of St. Patrick's Day and how it is celebrated in Ireland and the United States on March 17th. It looks at the different religious and secular ways in which St. Patrick is honored.
Publication Date: 1990-01-01
A Leprechaun's St. Patrick's Day by Sarah K. Blazek; James Rice (Illustrator)Who could add to the merrimentof St. Patrick's Day more than leprechauns? When they make up their minds, theyare determined to make mischief . . . and that is just what they do in ALeprechaun's St. Patrick's Day . Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Parade willnever be the same!The leprechauns set their sights on a family's breakfast to start the day.Then they decide that even with all of the shamrocks, bagpipes, drums, andbanners, the parade needs a little something extra--a dose of leprechaun fun.A Leprechaun's St. Patrick's Day is also available in anauheocassette format and is complemented with An Irish Night BeforeChristmas . Both tales are narrated by the author.Sarah Kirwan Blazek was born in County Wexford, Ireland, and retains dualcitizenship in Ireland and the United States. The author teaches at SacredHeart Academy/Hardey Preparatory School for Boys and makes her home in Chicago,Illinois. She is also the author of An Irish Night BeforeChristmas , her first book published by Pelican.James Rice is widely acclaimed as the South's leading author and illustratorof juvenile books. With more than 1,000,000 copies of his books in print, heranks among the nation's top authors and illustrators.
Publication Date: 1996-12-31
Mardi Gras by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith; Lawrence Migdale (Photographer)Introduces a Louisiana Cajun family and their celebration of Mardi Gras including the music, the food, and the costumes.
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
The Irish Cinderlad by Shirley Climo; Loretta Krupinski (Illustrator)"A robust story of courage and danger" (Booklist). "A must for collectors of Cinderella variants" (Kirkus Reviews). Folklorist Shirley Climo retells an age-old Irish tale that's an unusual twist on the popular Cinderella fairy tale. As Creativiteach.com says: "What would have happened if Cinderella were a man? How might the story be different? An old Irish folk tale provides one answer. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day." Ever since he was a baby, Becan's only worry has been his big feet--until his widowed father remarries. His new stepmother and her three daughters feed him crusts of bread and banish him to work in the fields. So Becan runs away. With the help of his only friend, a magical bull, he defeats a giant, slays a dragon, and rescues a princess. But before she can thank him, Becan disappears, leaving behind him one of his enormous boots. The princess scours the kingdom for the owner of the giant boot. Will Becan's feet give him away? And what will his fate be if they do?
Publication Date: 1996-02-22
Dr. Seuss by Dana Meachen Rau; Childrens Press Staff (Contribution by)Presents a brief look at the life of Dr. Suess.