Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick


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From the author of Strega Nona and Quiet comes an illustrated tribute to the Irish patron saint--now in a special format just right for the youngest readers.

Beloved children's book author-illustrator Tomie dePaola recounts the life of Saint Patrick--from his noble birth in Britain, to his captivity in Ireland, to the visions which led him to return and found the first Christian church in Ireland.

With his signature bold illustrations and engaging prose, Tomie dePaola recounts a number of legends about the Saint--including the well-known story of how he drove the snakes from Ireland, and his association with the shamrock, as well as less familiar details of his journeys.

This timeless story, now available in a sturdy, colorful board book format, is a perfect introduction to these important Irish legends, and an ideal St. Patrick's Day gift-- perfect for sharing with your family.

For older readers, the large-format edition Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland includes even more information, and a note from the author about his inspiration.

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