Mary McLean and The St. Patrick's Day Parade
illustrated by Michael Dooling

Ages 6-9, Paperback, $4.99
ISBN-10: 0-590-43702-8
An Irish immigrant girl in New York City in 1850 wants nothing more than to ride in the St. Patrick’s Day parade.  Possibly with the help of a mischievous leprechaun, she gets her wish. 

“The well-paced and satisfying story focuses on Mary McLean, a girl of nine or so, who dreams of riding in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. . . Young readers and listeners will admire Mary’s vision and determination and will find, as a bonus, that they have been pleasantly introduced to an important era in our history.”   School Library Journal 

American Bookseller Pick of the List 

Scholastic asked me to write a story about St. Patrick’s Day.  I combined my interests in history, immigration, and New York City to create this tale.  It represented the first of the several books I have now written on these subjects.


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