Chime Travellers series The Secret of the Shamrock

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Chime Travellers series
The Secret of the Shamrock

The Chime Travelers series of books features fun-filled, time-travel adventures with a Catholic message that takes kids to long-ago times and faraway lands. Each book features prayers and a short bio to introduce children to a major saint’s life and legend. Discussion questions about saints, sacraments, and Catholic life help children understand what they’ve learned through the stories. Recently recognized as one of the best books for Catholic children for 2016 by the Catholic Press Association, the Chime Travelers series is gaining new friends daily in homes, schools and clubs around the country!

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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 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.

"St. Patrick is more than just an Irish saint celebrated in March, thanks to Lisa Hendey's delightful telling in The Secret of the Shamrock. You'll travel through time and across miles: get ready for the fun!" -- Sarah Reinhard, author and blogger,

" The Secret of the Shamrock will jump-start young imaginations with a kid-friendly, entertaining twist on time travel that will inspire readers to leave boredom at the door as they experience the mysteries of the Catholic Church through this amusing new series." -- Jennifer Willits, co-author of The Catholics Next Door: Adventures in Imperfect Living

"I read aloud the first book of Lisa Hendey's delightful new series to my 3rd grade students. They loved the story. They said the book was 'Saint-tastic, ' and they gave it five snaps and Jazz Hands!" -- Barb Gilman, third grade teacher, St. Mary Margaret School, Omaha, Nebraska

"Lisa Hendey has always had the ability to inspire and lead other Catholic moms. Now, with the warmth and care of an experienced mother, she demonstrates her ability to offer inspiration to their children, too." -- Jared Dees, author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator

"The Chime Travelers series is sure to delight even as it introduces you to your favorite saints as approachable people. The adventures these books share will make you think, teach you both history and faith, and inspire smiles and chuckles. You won't want to put them down, and you'll definitely want to share them with everyone you know!" -- Sarah Reinhard, author and blogger,

"From baptism to confession, catechesis to church history, the smells of incense to the chime of the church bells, Lisa Hendey uses the beautiful, everyday elements of the Catholic faith to bring the Chime Travelers stories to life. With engaging dialog and scenes set to transport you back in time with Patrick and Katie, the fullness of Catholicism is taught in a way children can comprehend and are sure never to forget." -- Allison Gingras, blogger and radio host

"Here is a whimsical series that will capture young readers' imaginations while feeding their souls. Hendey has created a fantastical adventure series with a conscience that reminds readers of all ages that with God all things are possible." -- Kate Wicker, author of Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body

"Imagine if you could travel back in time and meet the saints in person. Through the eyes of the Chime Travelers, Lisa Hendey helps us do just that! She brings them to life in a way that is fun and informative, while encouraging us to live their examples." -- Fr. Cory Sticha, Pastor, St. Mary's Parish, Malta, Montana

"Beautifully written, capturing the readers' attention and imagination, this is a wonderful weaving of the lives of saints with those of the characters. The Chime Travelers books capture many questions children this age ask about their faith and how can they truly serve God." -- Carmie Gennock, Catholic school teacher

"Hendey's wonderfully imaginative and faith-filled stories will delight young readers, while at the same time deepening their understanding of central Catholic beliefs: the saints, the sacraments, active love for family, friends, and strangers, and active life in a Church community. In the spirit of the parables, Jesus' preferred mode of teaching, Hendey's books delightfully achieve two goals at the same time: enchanting our imaginations and deepening our faith. Present-day kids meet centuries-old saints in stories that are at once surprising and compelling." -- Rev. Lou DelFra, CSC, co-author of Five Minutes with Christ: Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers and Five Minutes with the Saints: More Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers

"Lisa Hendey's Chime Travelers series delivers Catholic values in an entertaining fashion that will delight the young and young at heart. This father of five can't wait for the next volume." -- Pete Socks, The Catholic Book Blogger

"Lisa Hendey loves her faith, and that love shines through in this book. Young readers will be entertained without realizing they're also learning a little more what it means to be a Catholic." -- Rachel Balducci, author, How Do You Tuck In a Superhero, and co-host of The Gis

Format: Paperback book
Product code: IC368470
Dimensions: 7½" x 5.56"
Length: 128 pages
Franciscan Media
ISBN: 978-1-61636-847-0
Mix & match with other
titles in this series.
5-9 copies $8.10 each
10-19 copies $7.65 each
20+ copies $7.20 each
Written by Lisa M Hendey and Jenn Bower


Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. A frequent radio and television contributor and producer, Lisa has appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV, Relevant Radio, Immaculate Heart Radio, KNXT TV, and other Catholic media platforms. She travels internationally, giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics.