The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story about St. Patrick

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Holiday House, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Before he becomes a saint, Patrick drives all the snakes but one out of Ireland and that last one he throws into Scotland's Loch Ness.

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About the author (1999)

Sheila MacGill-Callahan has written several books for both children and adults, many with Celtic themes. She enjoys gardening, traveling, and studying Irish history and mythology. Born in England, she was raised in California and Florida, and now lives in New York with her husband.

Will Hillenbrand has illustrated many books for children, including "Wicked Jack", by Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, winner of the Irma S. and James H. Black Book Award given by the Bank Street College of Education and "The Golden Sandal", by Rebecca Hickox, of whick "Booklist" writes, "Hillenbrand's illustrations capture a strong sense of place." He lives in Terrace Park, Ohio, with his wife, Jane, and their son, Ian, where on occasion they have found snakes wrapped around daffodils, under ivy, and inside the laundry basket.

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