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Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland

Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland


by Tomi De Paola

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 30 PAGES
  • YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)

Celebrated children's author/illustrator de Paola retells the story of Saint Patrick in this delightful picture book, geared for ages 5 to 8. (IRE104, $8.95)

A Wizard Abroad

A Wizard Abroad


by Diane Duane

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 355 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

One in Duane's popular series of books about the schoolgirl wizard Nita, who in this episode travels to Ireland to aid Irish wizards, fight folkloric demons and drink tea with her auntie. (IRE113, $6.95)

Nory Ryan's Song

Nory Ryan's Song


by Patricia Reilly Giff

  • LITERATURE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 148 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

A historical novel, set in western Ireland in 1845 and narrated by 12-year-old Nory Ryan, whose family faces starvation as a consequence of the potato blight. (IRE106, $6.99)

The Island of Horses

The Island of Horses


by Eilis Dillon

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • HARD COVER
  • 192 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

When Pat and his friend Danny ignore the advice of their parents and visit the mysterious Island of Horses, their discovery of a beautiful black colt lands them in the middle of a full-blown adventure. Told in first person, this classic tale evokes the people, traditions and flavor of Connemara and western Ireland. (IRE132, $17.95)

Wilderness

Wilderness


by Roddy Doyle

  • LITERATURE
  • 2007
  • HARD COVER
  • 211 PAGES
  • MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)

Mom goes missing in Lapland in this family tale for young adults by the Booker-prize Winning Roddy Doyle. He twines the tales of sullen Irish teenager Grainne, who's long-missing mother suddenly re-appears in Dublin, with the story of her half-brothers and their mother Sandra on a dog-sledding vacation in Finland. (IRE218, $16.99)

The King of Ireland's Son

The King of Ireland's Son


by Padraic Colum | Willy Pogany

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES
  • FAMILY

This delightful, illustrated collection of favorite folktales from the Emerald Isle, first published in 1916, is rich with humor, whimsy and imagination. Great for kids and for reading aloud. (IRE157, $12.95)

 

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