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CIC Family Day Book Party: The Richest Leprechaun in Ireland

Saturday, March 2, 2024

10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST

Catholic Information Center

1501 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States


The CIC invites DC-area kids and parents to a family-friendly book launch/early Saint Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March 2nd, from 10:00 am-noon.

Local author Elise Daniel will debut her first children’s book, The Richest Leprechaun in Ireland, a redemptive and heartwarming tale about a greedy leprechaun and one of Ireland’s greatest missionaries that bridges the secular-sacred divide for St. Patrick’s Day.

The event starts with the author’s reading of The Richest Leprechaun, followed by our Family Day St. Patrick’s Party with kid crafts, food, and fun. There might even be a quick Irish step dancing lesson. During the party, parents will also have the special opportunity to buy the book and chat with the author.

The CIC is located at 1501 K Street, NW. Please note that the CIC building’s garage is closed on Saturday mornings, but street parking is available or use an app like Spothero to locate open garages.

About the Book:

The Richest Leprechaun in Ireland is a playful and heartwarming tale of redemption. A greedy leprechaun named Finnius desires only one thing in life: to be the richest leprechaun in Ireland. He spends his days pick-pocketing at the village market to fill his pot of gold, until one day, his crooked ways catch up with him. After a surprising encounter with a praying traveler, Finnius discovers riches of a different kind.

This book intends to…
  • Teach children about St. Patrick’s life from his experience in captivity as a young man to his missionary work in Ireland.
  • Inspire the moral imagination through a fun and whimsical fairy tale that both children and parents enjoy reading together.
  • Allow children to experience God’s love through St. Patrick’s witness and Finn’s character transformation.
  • Inspire courage through St. Patrick’s example as a great evangelist.
  • Normalize Christian tradition and truth in fairy tales.

The CIC March 2nd event is a special opportunity to purchase this new book in-person. If you are unable to make it, you can pre-order a copy of The Richest Leprechaun and/or support the mission of the book through Elise Daniel’s Kickstarter page.

About the Speaker/Author:

Elise Daniel is an author, entrepreneur, and the head of publishing at Bellwether Communications where she helps thought leaders publish op-eds and books. Her and her clients’ articles have been published in NewsweekForbesFox News, and National Review, among others. She is the collaborative writer for Dr. John Bruchalski’s memoir Two Patients: My Conversion from Abortion to Life-Affirming Medicines (Ignatius Press, 2022).

Elise is passionate about reclaiming the true meaning of her favorite holidays.

She lives with her husband and children in Purcellville, Virginia.

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