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The Luck of the Irish (Robin Hill School)
It's St. Patrick's Day! Katie makes shamrocks to help celebrate and ends up learning what it means to be lucky.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Simon Spotlight
(first published January 1st 2007)
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This beginning chapter book explains, in story form, what a shamrock is and how it is different from a four-leaf clover. This would be good for classrooms learning about the traditions of St. Patrick's Day. It doesn't tell about the origins of the holiday, but is a fun way to teach about shamrocks and "being lucky".
I use this one for my St. Patrick's Day storytime every year, and find it to be a fun little read. As a result of this book, I now know to get actual shamrocks painted on my toenails in March and not four leaf clovers. :)
Jan 21, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
This is a fascinating story about St. Patrick's Day and demonstrates the difference between the traditional shamrock and a four-leaf clover. It's a good book for beginning readers and, of course, perfect for reading for St. Patrick's Day. It's one of many books in the Robin Hill School series by Margaret McNamara and Mike Gordon. We enjoyed reading this book together.
Margaret McNamara is the Christopher Award–winning author of more than two dozen books for young readers, including the Robin Hill School series. The Fairy Bell Sisters series is inspired not only by her love of the classic sisterhood novel Little Women but by her own experiences growing up with older sisters (and a baby brother). Margaret and her family live in New York City, but they spend part ...moreMore about Margaret McNamara...
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