“The Red-Letter Day”

Fingal Libraries
by Fingal Libraries on June 20, 2016.

Guest Blogger Louise Coughlan reviews “The Red-Letter Day” by SP McArdle Meet Jenny, where she travels through time and encounters some very strange and interesting people along the way. The book was very insightful, as well as educational with a very good synopsis on Irish history.  Children age 8-12 will love the adventures of Jenny […]

Guest Blogger Louise Coughlan reviews “The Red-Letter Day” by SP McArdle

Meet Jenny, where she travels through time and encounters some very strange and interesting people along the way.

The book was very insightful, as well as educational with a very good synopsis on Irish history.  Children age 8-12 will love the adventures of Jenny as she steps into the suitcase and whizzes from 806 AD right through to 1916, when the rising took place.

There is great excitement throughout the whole book and after the 100 year anniversary of the 1916 rising, it will create an interest in our past and how Ireland fought for its freedom.

After reading this book, it makes it easier to remember dates, such as when Oscar Wilde, a great writer in his day, studied at Trinity College in 1871.  Trinity is one of the oldest universities in Ireland, where the famous Book of Kells stands in the library.  Also in 1916, The Rising where we fought to keep our freedom, Jenny gets to view how difficult it must have been back then and how brave the men were.

Jenny also gets to meet Finn McCool, is he a myth or was he real.  Finn was an Irish warrior who had a feud with Scottish giant Benandonner, who was believed to have built The Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland.

This book is a must read, for old and young alike.

For more info about author SP McArdle and “The Red-Letter Day”, please click here.

By Guest Blogger Louise Coughlan (click here to read Louise’s Holiday Blog)