Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fiona's Luck

Happy St. Patrick's Day! We celebrated by reading about St. Patrick in our ancient encyclopedia, which hails from the 1960s. This reading brought up the topics of the Catholic church, the Reformation, the shamrock and the trinity, and missionary work.

A fun picture book with an Irish theme is Fiona's Luck, by LDS author Teresa Bateman. It is a darling story about a girl who outwits a king who is trying to horde the leprechauns' luck. Teresa is a children's librarian turned author. She grew up in a big family and loved to read and tell stories. She went to Ricks College and BYU. She has some other picture books with Irish themes, like The Ring of Truth and Harp of Gold. I can't wait to read them all to my children.

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