This afternoon I ran to the local library and was greatly distressed to discover that someone beat me to all of the St. Patrick's Day books available, excepting two (quite by luck, since they weren't on the same shelf as the others!). While I normally prefer to buy our books anyway, in this case I'd hoped to borrow many since I'm already desperately short on time. Here's what I did manage to find:

For myself I picked up The Irish Way: A Walk Through Ireland's Past and Present which I suspect will displace Abundance as this week's selection for "52 Books..." Also, I was reminded that we already have a book about Saint Patrick (as part of Sonlight Core 6), Flame Over Tara by Madeleine Polland. Therefore, we'll be dividing our month in this way...the first two weeks we'll read "Flame Over Tara," followed by Celtic fairy tales, myths and legends. I think. Returning back to Amazon to determine what I needed to purchase, I came across the following to supplement my earlier list:
Picture Books
  • Katie's Wish by Barbara Shook Hazen - About the Irish potato famine
  • Market Day by Eve Bunting - Set in an Irish village
Also, I checked The Baldwin Project for books that were available free online, there we have:
Lastly, if we had more time, we'd read the Bantry Bay Series by Hilda Van Stockum - a fictional series from the 1930s, set in Glengarriff, County Cork, Ireland.


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