Young Paddy can’t sit still during morning prayers, but he’s more than happy to help the shepherd, Barra, watch sheep for the day! But who will watch Paddy when he wanders into the woods? As he explores the wilderness of coastal Britain, Paddy encounters many delights and dangers—and ultimately, the One who watches over him through it all.
In Paddy and the Wolves: A Story about Saint Patrick When He Was a Boy, author Steve Nagel weaves a story that uses the saint’s childhood adventures to foreshadow elements of the saint’s adult life. Award-winning contemporary Catholic folk artist Jen Norton creates a lush panorama of Paddy’s world, a place filled with bears and bluebells, flashy fish and furry friends…and a palpable grace.
Paddy and the Wolves includes a four-page bonus section with two versions of The Breastplate of St. Patrick (one adapted especially for children), an oatcake recipe, and interesting facts about the life of St. Patrick. Plus, the back cover doubles as a simple game board, allowing young kids to tell the story themselves as they play.
Published: December 30, 2016
Hardcover: 44 pages, full color
Dimensions: 10 x 8 x .25 inches
Weight: .8 pounds
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