Patron Saint Of Ireland

Book - 1992
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The story of Patrick's life, from his noble birth in Britain, to his being captured and taken to Ireland by a group of bandits, to the "dreams" that led him to convert the Irish people to the Christian faith. DePaola also retells several well-known legends, including the story of how Patrick got rid of all the snakes in Ireland.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c1992
ISBN: 9780823409242
Branch Call Number: 235.2 PAT
Characteristics: unpaged


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applejack2007 Apr 30, 2014

This is THE book that we read every Saint Patrick's day. It is a great introduction to his life for children and I think as well as adults. It deals well with the legends, by placing them together at the end of the story and stating that they are legends. It is up to the reader (and parent) to decide what to think of them. The illustrations of course are great, and there is much to be learned from the life of a well-born man who persevered through years as a slave and after his escape returned to love and serve the people who had captured him.

Mar 28, 2008

Reasonably effective biography of St Patrick, simplified & illustrated for children.

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