Who was St. Patrick? Who do people wear green on St. Patrick's Day? What is a Shillelagh? The new editions of 'Holiday Histories' describe holidays and special days that are celebrated in the United States. Discover the history behind each holiday or special day. Learn why these days are important.
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Jennifer Blizin Gillis writes poetry and nonfiction books for children. She first became interested in the Civil War while living near Fredericksburg, Virginia, close to many battlefields. She lives on a former dairy farm in Pittsboro, North Carolina, with her husband, a dog, and a cat.Review:
These books provide simplified information, with the majority of each one covering the origin of the celebration and how it has evolved over the years. The texts have stayed the same since the 2003 editions, though pictures have been enlarged and their co --School Library Journal
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