Product Description

Witnessed through the eyes of a young boy, a captivating story beautifully evokes John F. Kennedy s return to his ancestral home. When the beloved 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. This warmly told, bighearted picture book captures the fevered excitement in the buildup to the president s visit, all seen through the eyes of a young boy named 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 centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth, this feast of a book offers readers a pure and personal take on JFK s visit to County Wexford, Ireland. Included in the back matter is a time line that helps amplify the story.”

Ages 5-8