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The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story about St. Patrick (SIGNED

Macgill-Callahan, Sheila; Hillenbrand, Will

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ISBN 10: 0823414256 / ISBN 13: 9780823414253
Published by Holiday House, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Crisp and clean as new. No defect of note and dustjacket will arrive in a brand new mylar cover. Price has not been clipped and the artist signed it on the front endpapers, but also drew a picture of the snake (see photo)! It's a lovely book, one that adults would enjoy reading to the kids -- especially if they have a soft spot for Ireland. The author and artist collaborated to tell the famous story of how St. Patrick rid Ireland of snakes. Book measures 9-1/2" high and 10" across. Size: Oblong. Bookseller Inventory # 28232

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Title: The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story about St....

Publisher: Holiday House, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Hillenbrand, Will

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: SIGNED by Artist

Edition: First Edition.

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Before he becomes a saint, Patrick drives all the snakes but one out of Ireland and that last one he throws into Scotland's Loch Ness


Those pesky Irish snakes! Patrick (pre-sainthood) could ignore their naughty behavior for a while, but when they start teasing his poor old dog Finbar, well, that is just the last straw. It is clearly time to haul out his magic bell and rid the land of this pestilence! But before Patrick can rest too heavily on his laurels, he discovers that the biggest, oldest, sneakiest snake in all of Ireland has resisted his magic and is now bound and determined to make his life miserable. Whenever Patrick's back is turned, the sly serpent steals swigs from his mug of buttermilk, peeks in the window while he is entertaining friends, or hides under his quilt at night. Patrick's attempts to outsmart and outrun his sinuous enemy through all of Ireland and Scotland culminate in a surprising, indeed extraordinary, turn of events.

Sheila MacGill-Callahan's lively, lilting version of the well-known story of Saint Patrick (combined cleverly with another familiar tale) is a fantastic introduction to Irish and Scottish legend. Will Hillenbrand's gorgeous mixed-media paintings invite the reader to slither gleefully along on this battle of wills. (Ages 5 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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