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St. Patrick's Day Alphabet

St. Patrick's Day Alphabet

by Beverly Vidrine, Patrick Soper (Illustrator)

This beautifully illustrated storybook dictionary explains 26 Irish traditions.


This beautifully illustrated storybook dictionary explains 26 Irish traditions.

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Children's Literature
On St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish, no matter his ethnic heritage. To ensure that every child can rightly claim the "wearin' o' the green," this book introduces elements of past and present Irish culture. The author presents cultural objects and concepts one letter at a time, particularly as they relate to St. Patrick himself and the religion he brought to the Emerald Isle. The alphabet ranges from the ancient Druids and the myth of St. Patrick driving all snakes from the island to the more contemporary annual parade in New York City and poet William Butler Yeats. Most of the non-religious letters define musical instruments and dance. The illustrations, like much of the text, are uninspired. Although a few objects are nicely rendered, most of the drawings offer little to ignite the child's imagination. Even the inclusion of the wee folk and leprechauns fails to capture the magic that is Ireland. 2001, Pelican Publishing Company, . Ages 5 to 8. Reviewer: Stephanie Farrow

Product Details

Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
ABC Series
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Beverly Barras Vidrine is a member of the Writersí Guild of Acadiana and the Society of Childrenís Book Writers and
Illustrators. She is also the author of Easter Day Alphabet, St. Patrickís Day Alphabet , A Mardi Gras Dictionary, and A Christmas Dictionary , all published by Pelican. Mrs. Vidrine lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The lush surroundings of his south Louisiana home and studio often influence the work of award-winning illustrator Patrick Soper. The work of Patrick Soper, a member of the Society of Illustrators, has appeared in national publications such as Outdoor Life, Organic Gardening, and West Coast Book Review. In addition to Cendrillon: A Cajun Cinderella, he has illustrated Cajun Folktales, Contes Populaires Cadiens, Mardi Gras in the Country, and A Christmas Dictionary, all published by Pelican.

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