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Patrick and the President

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Patrick and the President
Written by Ryan Tubridy
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780763689490
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Patrick and the President

author: Ryan Tubridy
illustrator: P.J. Lynch

When the beloved president visited Ireland in 1963, he described it as the best four days of his life. And for a generation of Irish people, it was a trip they never forgot. This warmly told, bighearted picture book captures the fevered excitement in the buildup to the presidentís visit, all seen through the eyes of a young boy named Patrick who wants to know more than anything what it would feel like to shake the presidentís hand. Rooted in historical fact and marking the centennial of John F. Kennedy's birth, this feast of a book offers readers a pure and personal take on JFKís visit to County Wexford, Ireland. Included in the back matter is a time line that helps amplify the story.

Witnessed through the eyes of a young boy, a captivating story beautifully evokes John F. Kennedyís return to his ancestral home.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
6 yrs - 9 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 11" x 10"
grade range:
Grade 1 - Grade 4
Historical; People & Places; Politics & Government;
author’s comments:
Ryan Tubridy is one of Irelandís leading and best-loved media personalities, gracing both the Irish and U.K. airwaves, and he has won numerous awards and accolades. He is best recognized as the current host of the long-running chat show The Late Late Show, and is also the author of a nonfiction book for adult readers, JFK in Ireland: Four Days That Changed a President. Ryan Tubridy lives in Dublin.
illustrator’s comments:
P.J. Lynch has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and the Christopher Medal three times. His research brings impeccable detail to the twenty books he has illustrated, including The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by Susan Wojciechowski, When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, and Mysterious Traveler by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, as well as his author-illustrator debut, The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howlandís Good Fortune. P.J. Lynch lives in Dublin.
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