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Shamrocks, Harps, And Shillelaghs: The Story Of The St. Patrick's Day Symbols

Shamrocks, shillelaghs, reed pipes, and leprechauns—these are some of the many symbols that remind us of St. Patrick's Day. Who was St. Patrick? And what is this early spring holiday all about? With warmth and vitality, Edna Barth tells the colorful stories, legends, and historical facts behind St. Patrick's Day and shows how the spirit of this ancient Irish holiday is still alive in many countries. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Ursula Arndt, this is a book to be discovered and read with pleasure by young readers. All of Edna Barth's classic holiday books are now being reissued with fresh, new jacket designs and fun activities inside the paperback covers.

Series: Clarion Nonfiction

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (February 19, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0618096515

ISBN-13: 978-0618096510

Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,848,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #87 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > St. Patrick's Day #1028 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Non-religious #58011 in Books > Children's Books > Literature & Fiction

Age Range: 10 - 12 years

Grade Level: 5 - 7

What a wonderful book for adults and children alike. I found this book to be a terrific help in understanding some of the legends and history of Ireland and St. Patrick's Day. It was also invaluable in explaining these to my younger children, both at home and in Sunday School classes.Both the writing and the illustrations work to offer a better understanding of Irish traditions. All in all, not only an educational read, but a pleasant one, too!

This book is really interesting and helps you learn about the history of Ireland and their traditions. I recommend for any Irish enthusiast!

This book is a little like a mini-St. Patricks/Ireland encyclopedia for upper elem and middle grades. The pics and facts are outstanding.

Reasonalbly pleased with the book. The supplier of the book should be rated 5 star for quick delivery and quality of the book.

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