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St. Patrick's Day, Revised and Updated

Series: Best Holiday Books

By Dorothy Rhodes Freeman

In eleven short chapters, author Dorothy Rhodes Freeman gives the history of St. Patrick and the reasons we celebrate this important holiday. Readers will discover the legends and fun traditions associated with the holiday, from festivities in Ireland to the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City.

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-3046-6$25.27$18.95

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"This useful . . . revised and updated series presents the historical origins of these culturally diverse holidays and the ways they are observed."

The Horn Book Guide, Fall 2008

"A worthwhile addition to holiday collections for grades 3 and up . . . Strongly recommended for holiday collections as St. Patrick's Day rarely has a book of its own."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2008

"This series is suitable for intermediate grade research on multicultural holidays."

Denver Public Schools, April 2, 2008

". . . the books offer lots of color photographs and an easy-to-read narrative."

MultiCultural Review, Summer 2008

"Great for the classroom or school library."

South Sound Book Review Council, May 18, 2010

"Interesting and well-written . . . packed with information . . ."

Garland Independent School District, February 20, 2008

"This book presents the life story . . . in a simple, yet interesting format. The book is mostly simple sentences with easily understood words."

Richardson Independent School District

"This is an excellent book for a report on the holiday or just for those that want to know more about it."

Association of Region XI School Libraries, February 8, 2009

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