Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick's Day Symbols

Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs: The Story of the St. Patrick's Day Symbols

by Edna Barth, Ursula Arndt
     
 

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Shamrocks, shillelaghs, reed pipes, and leprechauns—these are some of the many symbols that remind us of St. Patrick's Day. Who was St. Patrick? And what is this early spring holiday all about? With warmth and vitality, Edna Barth tells the colorful stories, legends, and historical facts behind St. Patrick's Day and shows how the spirit of this ancient Irish

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Shamrocks, shillelaghs, reed pipes, and leprechauns—these are some of the many symbols that remind us of St. Patrick's Day. Who was St. Patrick? And what is this early spring holiday all about? With warmth and vitality, Edna Barth tells the colorful stories, legends, and historical facts behind St. Patrick's Day and shows how the spirit of this ancient Irish holiday is still alive in many countries. Illustrated with black and white drawings by Ursula Arndt, this is a book to be discovered and read with pleasure by young readers. All of Edna Barth's classic holiday books are now being reissued with fresh, new jacket designs and fun activities inside the paperback covers.

Editorial Reviews

The origins and symbols of St. Patrick's Day are identified and discussed, and historical facts are presented, along with legends and lore. A good source for teachers wanting to celebrate the holiday. 2001, Clarion Books, $7.95. Ages 10 to 12. Reviewer: C. Henebry SOURCE: Parent Council, September 2001 (Vol. 9, No. 1)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899190389
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/18/1982
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Ursula Arndt has illustrated a number of popular children's books, including the six holiday titles written by Edna Barth for Clarion. She is now retired and lives in Germany.

The late Edna Barth worked as a librarian, a teacher, and an editor of books for young people before becoming the author of many well-known books for children.

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