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 Patrick and the President
 Author: Tubridy, Ryan

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press (2017)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [37] p., col. ill., 26 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 891528 ISBN: 9780763689490
 Ages: 6-9 Grades: 1-4

 Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Fiction
 Voyages and travels -- Fiction
 Ireland -- Fiction

Price: $21.88

A captivating story evokes John F. Kennedy's return to his ancestral home in Ireland.

 Illustrator: Lynch, P. J.

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   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/16)
   School Library Journal (02/01/17)

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School Library Journal - 02/01/2017 K-Gr 3—In June of 1963, President Kennedy visited Ireland. In this fictionalized account, a young Irish lad named Patrick, his family, his schoolmates, and the whole town of Wexford anticipate the arrival of the U.S. president. This is a fine collaboration from Irish broadcast personality Tubridy and award-winning Irish artist Lynch. The narrative starts off gently, with a glimpse of Patrick's home life. The excitement builds as the president's arrival nears. Patrick's dream is realized when he is able to offer Kennedy a Swiss roll he has carefully cut up. The text is pleasant and quietly touching. The softly hued illustrations, expertly rendered in watercolor, help to enhance the text. The artwork is the main focus, as each picture covers two-thirds of the spread, while the text takes up the other third. This is all about Patrick, his town, and Kennedy (Mrs. Kennedy and the rest of the family are not mentioned). Facts about the visit are appended. VERDICT A lovely introduction to a former U.S. president from a unique historical perspective. Consider for U.S. history and biography collections.—Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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