St. Patrick's Day Picture Books
Saints preserve us! Just when his poor wife's back gives out, lucky Jamie O'Rourke — the laziest man in all of Ireland — traps himself a leprechaun, from whom he wins a single wish. What does Jamie wish for? All the potatoes he can eat.
Margaret has a brave heart. She dreams of adventure and longs to travel to distant lands, so when a tall ship appears in the harbor, headed north to the Kingdoms of the Cold, Margaret won't be left behind.
Today is Freddy's lucky day. It's St. Patrick's Day, a holiday full of green and gold. Children who don't wear green to school will get pinched by Max the bully, so Freddy makes sure to put on his green shark shirt. St.
In addition to the story of Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamrocks to shillelaghs. People give cards, share meals, and wear green to honor Ireland, the Emerald Isle — and there are parades! Included are six legends about Patrick.
Two towns, Tralee and Tralah, compete in an annual St. Patrick's Day decorating contest which Tralah boastfully always wins, but when their hearts are put to the test by a little man with pointed ears, Tralee wins with no effort at all.