S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet

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Small in size (less than 400 by 200 miles) the country of Ireland holds a big place in world and human history. And many from around the globe proudly lay claim to ancestral ties there. S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet gives readers a guided A-Z tour of this small island country whose influence extends far beyond its sea borders. Famous landmarks such as the Blarney Stone and Finn McCool's Giant Causeway speak to the land and history that shaped Ireland and its inhabitants. The prose and poetry of Eve ...
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Overview

Small in size (less than 400 by 200 miles) the country of Ireland holds a big place in world and human history. And many from around the globe proudly lay claim to ancestral ties there. S is for Shamrock: An Ireland Alphabet gives readers a guided A-Z tour of this small island country whose influence extends far beyond its sea borders. Famous landmarks such as the Blarney Stone and Finn McCool's Giant Causeway speak to the land and history that shaped Ireland and its inhabitants. The prose and poetry of Eve Bunting, Irish native and children's book author, bring the magic and mystery, character and culture of the Emerald Isle to vivid life.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com! Author Eve Bunting's many honors include a Special Achievement Award from PEN International for her contribution to children's literature. In 2002 she was chosen to be Irish-American Woman of the Year by the Irish American Heritage Committee of New York. Ms. Bunting lives in Pasadena, California. Matt Faulkner also illustrated The Night Henry Ford Met Santa. Awriter and illustrator of numerous children's books, Matt is also a contributing illustrator to national publications such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in California.
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Children's Literature - Laura Ruttig
Inspired by Irish legends, this A-B-C picture book features wonderful pencil and watercolor illustrations, which perfectly match the dual-audience text. Each page offers a simple verse to share when reading aloud to younger children and a more in-depth description to share with older readers. The text offers an appealing mixture of Irish history, legends and natural wonders, with topics ranging from fairy rings to Irish wolfhounds to the Book of Kells. Modern Ireland is also visited, including a brief mention of the conflict in Ulster and of the latest industry of computing. Through the depth and variety of their subjects, Bunting and Faulkner irresistibly capture a hint of the Irish spirit. Bunting describes the sending of shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day as "just a little bit of sentiment, a little bit of tradition, and a little bit of home," which is exactly the way this charming picture book feels as well, like a perfect blend of sentiment, tradition and home.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585362905
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Series: Discover the World
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 231,276
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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