St. Patrick’s Day: Parades, Shamrocks, and Leprechauns

ISBN: 076601777X
ISBN 13: 9780766017771
By: Elaine Landau

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About this book

March 17 is St. Patrick's Day, a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. St. Patrick's Day is celebrated wherever Irish people live, including in the United States. Even people who are not Irish can enjoy the day. It is a day for parades, parties, and having fun. St. Patrick's day is a day to put on something green and join in the fun!-- Each title in the Finding Out About Holidays series explores the history of different holidays and describes how they are observed in the United States.-- Each book is in chapter format, with simple sentences for ease of reading and color photographs throughout.

Reader's Thoughts

Lisa Overberg

This relatively short chapter book discusses the meaning of St. Patrick's Day to the Irish, the history of St. Patrick, and how and when the United States began to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Scattered throughout the book are pictures of St. Patrick's cathedral and St. Patrick's Day parades, as well as pictures of symbols that were important to the Irish, such as fairies and leprechauns. The book provides interesting facts that children may enjoy, such as the fact that the Chicago River is dyed green on St. Patrick's Day and that the Empire State Building is lit up with green lights on St. Patrick's Day. It also provides a fun pot of gold craft activity at the end of the book and useful websites. I think this book is appropriate for 3rd - 5th graders. Reading Level: Ages 8 and upGrade Level: 3rd and up

Maureen Saltarelli

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