Patrick and the President by Ryan Tubridy

Friday, March 24th, 2017

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.


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