Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you all!
Our very own reader Irish Nannie has published a book, the first in a series of books for children called The Adventures of Finney the Leprechaun. This first book is called Finney Hides the Pot o’ Gold, and I’m delighted to tell you more about it here.
No one does Irish Catholic like Irish Nannie (whose author name is simply Nannie). This sweet story of Finney and his little friend Michaelín is full of love of God and His creation as he learns how very important it is to say “Please” and “Thank you.” It’s all in rhyme, and Nannie writes that her “hope is that this story-poem is read aloud … either to yourself or, even better, to or with someone. The best ever is if you have the great privilege and blessing to read to a child!” My own boys love to hear this story read out loud, and they loooove answering the questions at the end of the story!
There are beautiful photos illustrating the book, and also quite a few pages at the end that give the full and proper names of Finney and his family members, all Irishy Irish names (with pronunciations provided!). It is clear from every page that Finney Hides the Pot o’ Gold was a labor of love — love of all things Irish and love of God through Whom all good things come.
I’m also delighted to tell you that Irish Nannie is me own mum, and quite possibly my biggest fan, as I am of her. 🙂 ❤
Since all of March is Irish month, there’s plenty of time still to get your copy! And, as a special St. Paddy’s Day gift especially for all of you, Irish Nannie and I are offering a free signed copy to the first person to comment here with the correct answer to this question: In what town was my maternal grandfather born? (Hint: It was the last stop the Titanic made before it sank.)
Beannachtaí na Feile Pádraig daoibh go léir! (Blessings to you on St. Patrick’s Day!)