Patrick and the President by Ryan Tubridy
  

Patrick and the President

Written by Ryan Tubridy
Illustrated by P. J. Lynch

5+ readers   Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   Picture Book Party   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

The heady excitement of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in 1963 is brought vividly to life in this account by Ryan Tubridy and illustrator P J Lynch. Patrick and his parents are thrilled that ‘Himself’ is coming to their home town Wexford. ‘He’s like something from the movies!’ says Patrick’s mum while Patrick’s classmates can talk of nothing else. The class gets to sing for Kennedy as he lands at the airport, but there’s a further treat for Patrick: chosen to hand round cake at a tea party for the president, Patrick meets the great man and shakes his hand. The book perfectly pinpoints the enduring memories of a particular historical moment; while P J Lynch’s fine, beautifully composed illustrations, full of smiling faces, capture both the hope and emotion of a special day, and illuminate a whole period. ~ Andrea Reece

Win a family ticket to see We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

This summer We're Going on a Bear Hunt is Live on Stage at the Lyric Theatre, London and we have a family ticket to give away!

To have a chance of winning this great prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

Terms and conditions: One winner will receive a family ticket (four tickets, maximum two adults) to see We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Lyric Theatre, London on any date between 4 July - 2 September 2018. No cash alternative. Travel and accommodation not included.

Draw closes on 21 June 2018. The winners will be notified by 28 June 2018.

Good Luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 21/06/2018

Synopsis

Patrick and the President by Ryan Tubridy

A captivating story which beautifully evokes a seminal moment in the life of JFK through the eyes of a young boy. From foremost radio and television broadcaster, Ryan Tubridy, and Kate Greenaway Medal-winner P. J. Lynch, comes a picture book about President John F. Kennedy's return to his ancestral home in Ireland.

When the much-loved President visited Ireland in 1963, he described it as the best four days of his life and, for a generation of Irish people, it was a trip they never forgot. In this warmly told, big-hearted picture book, Ryan captures the fevered excitement in the build-up to JFK's visit - all evoked through the eyes of a young boy called Patrick who wants to know, more than anything, what it would feel like to shake the President's hand...

Rooted in historical fact, and marking the centenary of JFK's birth, this feast of a book offers readers a very pure and personal take on JFK's visit to County Wexford and includes a bibliography in the back matter.

Reviews

Sure to capture the imagination of little kids, big kids and lovers of history. * RSVP magazine *

The story is pure, personal and completely real. [...] A fascinating book to pour over, read for enjoyment and use as learning tool in a history lesson. * Armadillo *

This is a book that pulls you in against your better judgment [...] what makes it winning is the sense that it is a true story and the tremendous sense of the period brought home in Lynch's accomplished, emotionally acute illustrations. * Observer *

Lynch's illustrations are suffused with a nostalgic hue, evoking old advertisements from the 1960s, and his expressive characters are brought to life with painterly, photorealistic skill. Tubridy adds historical richness with a light touch [...] * Irish Times Weekend *

From end paper to end paper this book exudes quality. [...] Tubridy and Lynch have created a masterful picture book in the tradition of a story well-told in both word and image. * The School Librarian *

About the Author

Ryan Tubridy

Ryan Tubridy has become one of Ireland's leading and best-loved media personalities. He has had a distinguished career so far, gracing both the Irish and UK airwaves, which have seen him win numerous awards and accolades. He is best recognized as the current host of the world's longest running chat show, The Late Late Show. He is also the author of an adult non-fiction title, JFK in Ireland: Four days that Changed a President. He lives in Dublin

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 5 to 9 years

Author

Ryan Tubridy
More books by Ryan Tubridy

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st March 2018

ISBN

9781406378856

Categories


It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

It’s really exciting to read and review new books, thrilling to see my reviews online and I love finding the final published copies on sale.

Sam Harper – age 10

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15

It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****