The Secret of the Shamrock by Lisa M. Hendey Online

The Secret of the Shamrock
Title : The Secret of the Shamrock
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ISBN : 9781616368470
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 128

When Patrick has to work on his church’s cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help him get home, or will Patrick be stuck taking care of sheep in the rain and mudWhen Patrick has to work on his church’s cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help him get home, or will Patrick be stuck taking care of sheep in the rain and mud forever? Find out in The Secret of the Shamrock. Book 1 in the Chime Travelers series, exciting new chapter books ideal for children in grades 2-5.  


The Secret of the Shamrock Reviews

  • Steven R. McEvoy

    This is the second book by Lisa M. Hendey that I have read. I just finished reading it with my oldest child and we both loved it. Hendey is an editor and founder at CatholicMom she has written numerous books and also contributed to a number of other books. I started with the fifth book in this series as a teat and have gone back and am now reading them with my children in order. This is the first book in a series that is now up to fife volumes. It is a very interesting story. In this first tory [...]

  • Leslea Wahl

    A Catholic series of time-traveling kids who learn about Saints and their faith through their adventures. This book reminded me of a series my kids loved – Magic Tree House. Patrick is a fun-loving kid who has a tendency to get into trouble. One of his poor decisions is the reason he finds himself at St. Anne’s parish, cleaning. When he shuts himself in a confessional for a thorough cleaning Patrick finds himself on a mysterious journey where he meets St. Patrick himself. Great, fun story fo [...]

  • Gail

    3.5 according to the kiddos. Patrick travels back in time and ends up learning and interacting with St. Patrick.An interesting way to look and learn about the life of Saints.We enjoyed the comic relief of Patrick's frog, Francis, which he seems to take EVERYWHERE with him.We were hoping his twin sister, Katie would travel with him but appears the series is set up each twin travels by themselves. So we are looking forward to the next book and Katie's time traveling adventure.

  • Amy Flanagan

    Cute little book on the story of St. Patrick. Bought for my grandson.

  • Shirley

    Lovely story for any age. This middle grade reader would be great for that age to read alone, but also great to read to younger children. It was also very engaging to this adult. A touch of moral lesson, a history of St Patrick, and a little catechesis all blend together in a great story. Excellent writing with a great storyline. Recommend to Catholics of any age.

  • Argum

    In the first in the series, we meet twins Katie and Patrick. After Patrick lets out his pet frog Francis, named after the Pope, at his sister's baptism, the family decides to join the church cleaning crew every Saturday. Patrick has been falling away from faith and good decisions even teasing a little boy for wanting to be a priest. So when Fr. Miguel sends him into clean a confessional and Patrick somehow finds himself in Ancient Ireland in a field with an enslaved St Patrick, he has a few less [...]

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    This combined review of The Secret of the Shamrock and The Sign of the Carved Cross also appears on my blog, Read-at-Home Mom.Twins Patrick and Katie Brady love being Catholic, but sometimes they struggle to live up to their faith. When these situations arise, suddenly they find themselves whisked back in time to meet saints who help them rediscover God's love in a deeper way. In the first adventure, The Secret of the Shamrock, Patrick gets in trouble with his parents and priest after he brings [...]

  • Stuart

    Lisa Hendey is a very talented woman, and someone I am honored to call a friend. In addition to running the amazing site CatholicMom, of which I am fortunate enough to be a contributor, she is also a prolific author. Her audience in these books is generally geared toward women and moms, but having read a few myself, even men can benefit from her words of wisdom. Recently, Lisa tried her hand at children's literature in a new series called Chime Travelers, available from Servant Books, and I am f [...]

  • Connie

    This delightful Catholic book is reminiscent of a popular secular children's series where the main characters go back in time and visit different periods in history, and all I can say is, "Why did it take so long for someone to come up with this wonderful idea?" The author managed to fill the book with explanations about faith and after reading it, a child will feel wrapped in the love of their creator. While so many Christian fiction books are seriously berefit of any information about being a [...]

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks

    Patrick's mother volunteers him to help clean St. Anne's church on Saturday. He is not happy, but when the bells chime at noon, Patrick and his pet tree frog, Francis travel back in time to Ireland where he meets St. Patrick. On his journey, Patrick wrestles with the mystery of the Trinity and learns about trusting in God. Will St. Patrick be able to help him get back home? This is a story that mixes some Christian teaching with some adventure. This would be a good book to have in a library of a [...]

  • Barb

    In this story, Tommy meets St. Patrick and travels (with his frog in his backpack) across Ireland. On his journey, Tommy wrestles with the mystery of the Trinity and learns about trusting in God.Part of the Chime Travelers series of chapter books for middle-grade readers.

  • Shannon

    The boys and I took turns reading this and greatly enjoyed. It's a cute way to teach about saints but apply the lessons learned to the present.