This beautifully illustrated bilingual book by Gabrielle Bean Uí Dhomhnaill tells the story of St. Patrick for children. Told in English and in Irish, written by Alan Titley, the book also contains a CD on which the story is narrated in English by beloved Irish actress, Maureen O'Hara. Published by Irish Folklore Publications and illustrated by Deborah O'Keefe, a portion of the proceeds from every book sold goes to the Jack and Jill Foundation, which provides at-home nursing support for sick children.
One thousand and six hundred years ago, a young boy was brought to Ireland as a slave. He spent many long and lonely years minding sheep and pigs on Slieve Mish. Then he managed to escape and he had the intention to bring the Gael to Christianity. that boy was called Patricius, or Saint Patrick as he came to be known.
According to legend, Saint Patrick and Crom Dubh were living near each other on the west coast of Ireland. Crom Dubh is a mythological figure and folkloric figure in Irish stories who was converted to Christianity by Saint Patrick. This retelling by Gabriel Rosenstock is about Crom Dubh's conversion. As it happened, they say that Crom Dubh was baptiased on the last Sunday of July and that is the day that people still walk the pilgrimage to the top of Crogh Patrick every year.
Pádraig was kidnapped when he was a young boy and was sold into slavery in Ireland. He spent many long years in desperate conditions and far away from his family and friends. How could he not hate...