Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

by Tomie dePaola

Hardcover, 1992

Status

Check shelf

Call number

E 92 Pa

Publication

Holiday House (1992), Edition: 1st, 32 pages

Description

Relates the life and legends of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

Local notes

2001-146

User reviews

LibraryThing member debrasw
Summary: This story is about the life of Saint Patrick. It Chronicles how he came to be the patron saint of ireland and how the three leaf clover came to be associated with him. It goes through the history of how he got taken from his home in britain and sold as a slave to a farmer in Ireland. Then
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he prays so much that God provides his escape and gets him safely back to his home. he ends up going back to Ireland to preach to the very people that took him from his country and dies a beloved man in the country. At the very end there are legends of St. Patricks life.

Genre: This book is a biography because it tells the story of a mans life and how he became one of the most popular saints around. It tells of his trials and travels and what he went through to eventually reach thousands of people.

Setting: The setting of this story takes place in Ireland and partly in Britain. It is important to know these things because it lets the readers know which part of the world St. Patrick comes from so that they can better understand the history surrounding him. We also know the year, which allows us to look back and see what was going on during the time of St. Patrick's youth when he was taken and the horrors he would have faced. It allows St. Patrick to be even more real and relevant in our lives as readers

media: drawings/ink.
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LibraryThing member mccabe1030
Hynes Library:
A classically illustrated book from Tomie dePaola. The book depicts St. Patrick's life from the time of his childhood until he dies in Ireland. The book also includes several popular legends that are associated with St. Patrick.
LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Born into a noble family in Roman Britain, Patrick was captured as a boy by coastal raiders, and sold into slavery across the sea, in Ireland. It was here, as he worked as a shepherd for his new master, King Miliucc, that - after much prayer - he first "felt the love of God in his heart." Escaping
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from Ireland, Patrick made his way home, but God was not finished with him, and he eventually found himself returning to the land of his captivity, to Christianize the population...

Tomie dePaola - whose retelling of the old legend of The Clown of God was one of my favorite religious picture-books as a child - turns his attention to the traditions of his mother's people in Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland. As someone with a great deal of admiration for ancient Irish culture, but who takes a dim view of proselytizing, I can't honestly say that Patrick is one of my personal heroes. But for those who feel differently, or who just want to introduce children to this influential man in Irish history, dePaola's book is a wonderful place to start. The story is engaging, the illustrations vintage dePaola (always a good thing!), and the inclusion of five folk legends associated with the saint just gives the book added appeal. Definitely a title to be read for St. Patrick's Day, which (as dePaola informs us) marks Patrick's death, on March 17, 461.
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LibraryThing member emtimmins
Great to have in a situation where religious overtones are acceptable. Tomie dePaola embraces his Irish roots in this one (as opposed to his Italian roots in some of his other books).
LibraryThing member librisissimo
Patrick's life story is greatly simplified for children, but covers the essentials, and is illustrated in a style reminiscent of ancient times.
DePaola includes an afterward about his childhood visits to his Irish grandparents (his mother's parents). The book was a response to his mother's
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request.

(PS: St. Patrick was a Welshman.)
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LibraryThing member KristenRoper
dePaola tells the story of the life of St. Patrick, focusing on God's responses to Patrick's prayers and Patrick's dedication to the will of God. The book closes with a few brief retellings of legends about St. Patrick.
LibraryThing member KristenRoper
dePaola tells the story of the life of St. Patrick, focusing on God's responses to Patrick's prayers and Patrick's dedication to the will of God. The book closes with a few brief retellings of legends about St. Patrick.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1992

Physical description

32 p.; 8.5 inches

ISBN

0823409244 / 9780823409242

Barcode

34747000077376
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