Synopses & Reviews
"A top-of-the-morning read-aloud choice for March 17, this tale of
quiet determination unfolds with an emphatic quality that is cheerful
and fulfilling. . . . Shades of green and touches of yellow spark the
careful line work and reflect a rugged Irish countryside against which
Brett's dog and boy romp in a lively and appealing way."
"Supposedly, Jamie is too small to parade to the top of Acorn Hill with
the rest of the family on St. Patrick's Day. Rising early, he dons his
mother's raincoat, his dad's hat, his brother Sean's sash and his
brother Kevin's flute. Then he and his dog Nell set out. . . .
Detailed, warmly rounded pen-and-ink illustrations with shades of green
and yellow complement this satisfying story for the 17th of March."
"Detailed, warmly rounded pen-and-ink illustrations with shades of green and yellow complement this satisfying story for the 17th of March." School Library Journal
Jamie seeks a way to prove that he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick's Day parade.
About the Author
With more than thirty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author/illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.Storytelling and the magic of words have always been important to Eve Bunting. She grew up in Northern Ireland, where storytelling is a tradition, and came to America as a young mother. Eve writes every day and her ideas come from what excites and interests her. She has the unique ability to address contemporary social issues, from homelessness to illiteracy, in a sensitive manner, and at the same time to explore the dynamics of family relationships. Eve Bunting is the author of more than 200 beloved books for young people, from preschoolers to teenagers. Among her many popular picture books for Clarion are THE WALL, FLY AWAY HOME, and TRAIN TO SOMEWHERE. Ms. Bunting lives in Pasadena, California.