Giant, Or, Waiting for the Thursday BoatBook - 1989
The book is dedicated to Grandpa Thomas McKeon, and McKeon is the name of the giant who is angry because St. Patrick is driving all the snakes, elves and giants from Ireland and replacing them with church bells. McKeon, in his frustration, decides to throw every church bell he can find into the ocean. Eventually, McKeon and St. Patrick take their quarrel to heaven. There the giant and the saint finally accept each other as they are with some help from God, who in this book assumes the disguise of a little dark-skinned girl. At the story's end, the reader is given an explanation for shooting stars - McKeon is still throwing church bells out of heaven!
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Annick Press, 1989
Characteristics:  p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Waiting for the Thursday boat