The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh by Janet Nolan

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A family retells the story of the shillelagh that was whittled from a tree. During the Irish potato famine, Fergus and his family left for America. But first Fergus cut a branch from a blackthorn tree to take a piece of Ireland with him.

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The night before Father's Day, Harvey remembers all of the nice things his dad helped him with that week. He picks up a crayon and starts to draw. And when Harvey gives his dad his present, it's Harvey who has said, "Thank you." And it's his Dad who responds, "You're welcome." Janet Nolan, who lives in Illinois, has written a thoughtful and sweet Father's Day story. Kathi Ember's illustrations are full of youthful, childlike appeal. She lives in Pennsylvania. Ben F. Stahl is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Ben F. Stahl include The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh, The Memory Cupboard: A Thanksgiving Story, Dreaming of America: An Ellis Island Story.
Published January 1, 2002 by Albert Whitman & Company. 32 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction