The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh

The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh

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In the time of the potato famine, young Fergus and his family had no choice but to leave Ireland. But first, Fergus cut a branch from a blackthorn tree so that he could take a piece of his country with him. On the long journey, he whittled the branch into a shillelagh, or walking stick. The shillelagh became part of a story Fergus told every St. Patrick's Day - a story about coming to America. Throughout the years, one generation after another passed on the shillelagh and Fergus's story, adding their own life experiences, until at last, on this St. Patrick's Day, Kayleigh finds the family relic and listens to her grandfather share its history. He then places the shillelagh in Kayleigh's hands, making her the keeper of the family story.
Publisher: Morton Grove, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, 2002
ISBN: 9780807573457
0807573450
Characteristics: 1 vol. : col. ill. ; 22 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Stahl, Ben F.

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Mar 31, 2008

this is a touching story that I wish my family could tell. it is good pictures and touches on real history.

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Mar 31, 2008

A young irish child is sent to america for a better life. before he leaves he makes a staff. and each st. Patricks day, he tells the story to his child, and then gives it to him to do for his children when the come.

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