St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

by Jennifer Blizin Gillis


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St. Patrick's Day by Jennifer Blizin Gillis

Who was St. Patrick? Who do people wear green on St. Patrick's Day? What is a Shillelagh? The new editions of 'Holiday Histories' describe holidays and special days that are celebrated in the United States. Discover the history behind each holiday or special day. Learn why these days are important.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432910525
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: Holiday Histories Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Blizin Gillis writes poetry and nonfiction books for children. She first became interested in the Civil War while living near Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to many battlefields. She lives on a former dairy farm in Pittsboro, North Carolina, with her husband, a dog, and a cat.

Table of Contents

It's St. Patrick's Day!4
St. Patrick's Day from Town to Town6
Honoring St. Patrick8
Early Life10
A New Religion12
St. Patrick's Day in the Colonies14
The Irish in America16
Gifts from Ireland18
An American Idea20
The Wearing of the Green22
Shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day24
Harps, Little People, and Shillelaghs26
An American Holiday28
Important Dates30
More Books to Read31

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