Lexile Measure: 400L (What's this?)
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (February 25, 1983)
Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #483,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #27 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > St. Patrick's Day #136 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Religious #329 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Non-religious
Age Range: 4 and up
Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
We checked this book out at the library a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. We purchased it and read it all year long. The story is a cute one of a little boy stretching his legs and gaining some independence.
This is a lovely little book about a young boy, and his commitment to the present moment, while the adults around him are looking forward to something in the future.By the way, if you google this story, you will be able to find the text of it online. Do read it, it is very sweet.And oh, the language.. it is so pretty.
I loved this story. My mom would read it to my brother and I every March, and we would get so excited as the 17th approached. I, like Jamie, loved marching in our parade. Now I have a son of my own, and hope he enjoys it as much as I did.
I have to admit that I found this book boring the first 22 times or so that my son forced me to read it aloud (once a day since March 1st) because it is overly long, not particularly funny (or serious, for that matter) and although written in English, at times it sounds like it was translated from Gaelic..nevertheless, I am used to it now and sort of appreciate it more. If you are from Ireland, you are more likely to relate to its story about a boy excluded from the family ritual of marching in the village parade because of his young age. No leprechauns here or pots of gold...
My daughter loved this book, and we give it to every child we know.She loved having it read to her with an accent - especially Mad Old Mrs. Mulligan.It's a sweet story.
I love this story by Eve Bunting. It is the perfect read for St. Patrick's day. The illustrations are mosty monogramatic but still cature the children's attention. Highly recommend!
Loved reading this to the elementary children where I volunteer in our local schools. They enjoyed it, too! Arrived quickly & in perfect shape.
Such a sweet and fun book. There aren't to many St Patricks books so this is great for March bedtime stories. Nice illustrations too.
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