Irish Alphabet (Hardcover)

By Rickey Pittman, Connie McLennan (Artist)

Pelican Publishing Company, 9781589807457, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 18, 2011



"Ce'ad mi'le fa'ilte." One hundred thousand welcomes from Ireland, a place where Riverdancers dance and uilleann pipes play across the famed forty shades of green. Culture on the Emerald Isle is rich in history, legends, and symbolic reminders of the country's early Celtic roots. Now young readers can explore this magical realm from A to Z.

Beginning in ancient times, symbols of luck (four-leaf clover) and faith (Celtic Cross) established themselves in the Irish culture and have survived for centuries. The country's rich history extends from the Rock of Dunamase and Kilkenny Castle to the legends of St. Patrick and Finn MacCool.