Exciting, fast-paced chapter book stimulates young imaginations to realize that the saints are not only holy but human and approachable, and always good friends!
Kieran is braver and stronger than most eleven-year-old boys. And ever since his father’s death, he’s been doing his best to take care of his mother and little brother. In fifth-century Ireland, though, there aren’t many options. When Kieran rescues a wolf pup and meets Saint Patrick, his choices become even more difficult.
Filled with well-researched facts about the people, animals, and customs of fifth-century Ireland, The Wolf and the Shield is delightful historical fiction. Exciting and fast-paced, this adventure novel explores what friendship with a saint might be like, showing Saint Patrick as approachable and understanding of the challenges of a young boy. Ages 7-10.
From Pauline Kids, Paperback, 5.5″ x 8.25”, 128 pages.