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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.
It's Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst
Publication Date: 2018-11-13
New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst unveils her heart amid shattering circumstances and shows readers how to live assured when life doesn't turn out like they expected. What do you do when God's timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful? Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God's goodness. Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she's also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to: Stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointment by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations. Train ourselves to recognize the three strategies of the enemy so we can stand strong and persevere through unsettling relationships and uncertain outcomes. Discover the secret of being steadfast and not panicking when God actually does give us more than we can handle. Shift our suspicion that God is cruel or unfair to the biblical assurance that God is protecting and preparing us. Know how to encourage a friend and help her navigate hard realities with real help from God's truth.