The St. Patrick's Day Festival
Creative Pet Show
About the Book
It was opening day for football practice. Ten-year-old Sean loved playing for Saint Bridget’s school in Dublin. But more importantly, it was the day Mr. Murphy planned to announce the theme and challenge for the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day Festival. When Mr. Murphy greeted the students and announced the theme was the creative pet show, Sean lost his hope of competing. He didn’t believe he was creative. He only played sports. However, when he heard the top prize was an iPad he’d been wanting, he decided he had to find a way to become creative and win the contest. Sean not only has to find a way to be creative but how to hold true to the promises he already made. After deciding to train his dog, Lucky, to do more tricks, an accident occurs while painting the fence. That’s when Sean’s character is challenged. Find out how Nana’s story of Saint Patrick helped him accept things as they are.
About the Author
About the Author Sharon Ross Legasey lives in Massachusetts. At a young age she began creating scenarios for her doll house and telling stories to her younger siblings. Her storytelling increased as her own children grew. Although she always journaled, her writing didn’t start until her youngest child was five years old. She pursued a degree in early childhood education and is a retired teacher. Sharon is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and Worcester County Poetry Association. Among many short stories and poems published in the New Leader weekly paper, she released a short, historical fiction entitled The House of Wonder. She shares her passion with other writers as the Spencer Writer’s Group leader. She enjoys traveling, sewing, and working on crafts as well as watching movies. About the Illustrator Monique Legasey Pappas lives in Massachusetts with her family. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary art education at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts. She is the owner and operator of Creative Communications Art Studio in Leicester, Massachusetts. She teaches art to all ages using a variety of mediums. Monique is a member of Arts Worcester. Among many commissioned art pieces, she also illustrated The House of Wonder. She enjoys all forms of art, but her favorite mediums are watercolor and ink. She likes drawing and painting beaches and landscapes.