Paddy and the Wolves: A Story about Saint Patrick When He Was a Boy
While young Paddy can't sit still during prayers,
he's more than happy to help the Irish shepherd
Barra watch sheep for the day! But who will watch
Paddy when he wanders into the woods? Paddy finds
delights and dangers, and both deepen his
understanding of the prayers of his people.
Paddy and the Wolves imagines Saint Patrick
as a young boy, weaving a story that uses the saint's
childhood adventures to foreshadow events in Saint
Patrick's adult life. Award-winning contemporary
Catholic folk artist Jen Norton creates a lush panorama
of Paddy's world, filled with bears and bluebells,
flashy fish and furry friends...and grace.
Paddy and the Wolves includes a bonus section
with the Prayer of Saint Patrick, adapted for children,
suggestions for celebrating Saint Patrick's Day at home
(including an oatcake recipe), and also a biographical sketch.
Nagel's gentle prose is designed for children in grades K-2, but my whole family enjoyed it....As for Nagel's included activities, I ate about half of the oatcake dough before it even went in the oven, and the girls had a great...