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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

Gail Gibbons
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Holiday House, 1994   ISBN: 0823411737

Have you ever wondered why people wear green on St. Patrick’s day or why people decorate why the symbol of green shamrock? In this excellent holiday book readers will discover the answers to these questions and learn a great deal more about St Patrick’s Day besides. For example, the word Leprechaun comes from the Old Irish word Luchorpan which means wee one.

In addition to describing the story of St. Patrick and the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day, Gail Gibbons includes several brief descriptions of some of the legends about St. Patrick, including the famous one about how St. Patrick frightened all the snakes out Ireland.