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St. Patrick's Day in the Morning (Clarion books) [Paperback]

Eve Bunting , Jan Brett

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co International Inc. (26 July 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0899191622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0899191621
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 22.1 x 0.4 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,064,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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REVIEW: On March 17, young Jamie wakes up and realises it's St Patrick's Day. The green sashes are laid out on the table for his father and two older brothers--all ready for them to sport in the big parade. This is all very exciting, but Jamie's family had told him he was too small to walk in the parade--too young to make it all the way up Acorn Hill. He decides to take matters (and his trusty flute) into his own small hands and embarks on an early morning walk--all the way up Acorn Hill--with his dog Nell. What did they know? Sure enough, while the village is sleeping, he traverses the parade route to the top of the hill where he greets the sun with a hearty, "A happy St Pat's to you, sun." And, he makes it home before breakfast! While no one finds out what Jamie has done, you suspect that he may tell his family later. Kids will love the fact that Jamie climbs all the way up the hill when everyone said he couldn't. A simple but satisfying St Patrick's Day read-aloud title. (Ages 4 and older)--Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Jamie seeks a way to prove he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick's Day parade.

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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  11 reviews
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making your own way 19 Mar 2001
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Young Jamie wakes early on St. Patrick's Day, much earlier than his sleeping family. He remembers that there will be a parade to the top of Acorn Hill today, and then he remembers that his brothers say he's too little to march in the parade.
Well, fine then! He'll just have a parade of his own!! Jamie sets off in his green sweater, hat and coat with Nell the dog and march up the center of town to Acorn Hill by themselves. Along the way, the meet some of the other villagers, one of whom gives Jamie an Irish flag that he proudly waves in his own parade. Does he make it to the top?? You'll have to read to find out!!
"St. Patrick's Day in the Morning" is a beautiful story for any child who has ever been told that they're too small, too weak, too short, too this, too that, to do something. You can see Jamie's' happiness at proving everyone wrong. The pen and ink illustrations are lush and detailed: you could count the shingles in the roofs or the bricks in the walls. Green and a little yellow are the only colors in the book, emphasizing the spirit and colors of St. Pats in Jamie's sweater, the flag of Ireland and, of course, the lush green grasses of the Emerald Isle.
Because it's not a book about the history or legend of St. Patrick, there is no reason to limit it's reading only to March 17th. Teachers would find it a useful book in teaching both about Ireland and, of course, proving that smaller doesn't mean incapable. A fine book by Bunting and Brett, and highly recommended.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful St. Pat's Day book 6 Oct 2006
By STLCardsFan15 - Published on Amazon.com
I loved this story. My mom would read it to my brother and I every March, and we would get so excited as the 17th approached. I, like Jamie, loved marching in our parade. Now I have a son of my own, and hope he enjoys it as much as I did.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute story! 22 May 2014
By Eggbert - Published on Amazon.com
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We checked this book out at the library a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. We purchased it and read it all year long. The story is a cute one of a little boy stretching his legs and gaining some independence.
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet book 8 April 2014
By Claudine - Published on Amazon.com
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Such a sweet and fun book. There aren't to many St Patricks books so this is great for March bedtime stories. Nice illustrations too.
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute 22 May 2013
By Bobby Sox - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a cute and heartwarming story. The repetition is easy for younger readers. I used this with my class.
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