Title: Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland
Author: Tomie dePaola
Age Category: 6 to 8 years
Genre: Picture books
If you are looking for a story for children about Saint Patrick to help explain the significance of St. Patrick’s Day to 6-to-8-year-olds, Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland is a great one. This children’s book is a brief, charming biography of St. Patrick, with the added bonus of several interesting legends about Patrick appended after the strictly biographical part.
Story for Children about Saint Patrick: Summary
As dePaola tells it, Patrick grew up in Britain near the Irish Sea during the late 4th- and early 5th-century CE, in the twilight of the Western Roman Empire. One night warriors from Ireland landed on the shores near his home, raided local farms, and took many people into captivity, including the teenage Patrick. Patrick was sold into slavery, and was forced to Continue reading