In this fast-paced new twist on an old tale, whimsical snake Shawn O’Hisser returns to his native Ireland from a visit to England and Wales to find that all of his snake friends have vanished, as has all the leprechauns’ gold.
Shawn works to solve the mystery, using his wits to avoid being eaten by other inhabitants of the Emerald Isle. Things look pretty hopeless, until Shawn is befriended by Edmund, the natterjack toad, and Kathleen, the orange mouse. Together, they set out to right a wrong, but will they solve the mystery in time? Will they find the leprechauns’ gold, or did Dobherchu the Giant Otter take it? What did the monk named Patrick have to do with all those snakes disappearing? Laugh your way along the trail of the disappearing snakes to find the answers to these and other mysteries of the last snake in Ireland.
About the Author/Illustrator
Peter J. Welling is a writer and illustrator from Indianapolis. He has had several “moral stories” published and is the art director for Futures
magazine. In his spare time, this father of four and grandfather of three volunteers at his youngest son’s school, where he won the “Parent Volunteer of the Year Award” twice. He is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. His illustrations have been nominated for a Pushcard Prize, and he is the recipient of the Publisher’s Choice Award for Exemplary Non-Fiction. He is also the author of Andrew McGroundhog and His Shady Shadow,
also published by Pelican. To learn more about Peter Welling, visit his Web site at www.peterjwelling.com.
SHAWN O’HISSER, THE LAST SNAKE IN IRELAND
Written and illustrated by Peter J. Welling
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / General
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Reptiles & Amphibians
32 pp. 9 x 8 1/2
31 color illus. Glossary