St. Patrick made an impression on people over four hundred years ago, and today he is celebrated every year on March 17. St. Patrick is known as the Patron Saint of the Irish, and his holiday has become an annual celebration of traditional Irish ways.
What does the shamrock represent, and why is it associated with St. Patrick? What great Irish poet featured St. Patrick in one of his most famous poems? What is one of the best known legends about St. Patrick? These questions and many more are answered in this beautifully illustrated storybook dictionary, while exploring the history, folklore, and traditions of the Emerald Isle.
About the Author
Beverly Barras Vidrine is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also the author of A Mardi Gras Dictionary and A Christmas Dictionary, both published by Pelican. Mrs. Vidrine lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.
About the Illustrator
Patrick Soper is a member of the Society of Illustrators, and a popular textbook illustrator. His work has appeared in such national publications as Outdoor Life, Organic Gardening, and West Coast Book Review. Mr. Soper is also the illustator of A Mardi Gras Dictionary and A Christmas Dictionary, both by Beverly Vidrine, and of Night Thief, Mardi Gras in the Country, and Cajun Folktales, all published by Pelican.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY ALPAHBET
By Beverly Barras Vidrine
Illustrated by Patrick Soper
JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Non-Religious
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations