Jaime wants to march in the St. Patrick's Day parade, past Barney the Baker, up Acorn Hill, past the "Half-Way-Up Sweetshop" and all the way to the green fields up the hill, but his brothers say he's too small. So before everyone elseis awake, he makes his trek up, meeting neighbors and friends along the way as he carries the Irish flag and flute.
Wonderfully illustrated by Jan Brett, the villages and fields of Ireland are captured in her two-tone pictures. A loving look at a young boy's St. Patrick's Day experience.
Jamie seeks a way to prove that he is not too young to march in the big St. Patrick's Day parade.
EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.
With more than thirty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation’s foremost author/illustrators of children’s books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
"Detailed, warmly rounded pen-and-ink illustrations with shades of green and yellow complement this satisfying story for the 17th of March." School Library Journal