Brendan We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Brendan.
Brendan #1 - a song by Fugazi
Brendan (Paula Gilfedder) - "A wonderful tale ... beautifully told." It was to be the summer holiday to end all summer holidays. Brendan and his friends could never have imagined the excitement ahead of them when school broke up in their picturesque Irish fishing village. Determined to put the local crook behind bars, they survive numerous scrapes and scares before the police get their man. But that is not the end of it as he escapes from custody and comes back to haunt them. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Brendan Buckley's Sixth-Grade Experiment (Sundee T. Frazier) - Brendan Buckley's headed to middle school, and he has some big questions! Can he keep his new pet anole, Einstein, alive? Will his tough-as-rock Grandpa Ed and sharp-witted grandma, Gladys, butt heads or become friends? Most importantly, what will he propose for the national science competition his class is entering? Recommended for ages 12-14.
Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything in It (Sundee T. Frazier) - Mixed-race Brendan Buckley is fascinated by science, and he likes to find the answers to questions that he poses in his notebook. Brendan finds that life isn’t always easily explained, however, after he meets his grandfather for the first time at a rock club meeting. Brendan’s white grandfather has been estranged from Brendan’s mother since her marriage to an African American. Despite Brendan’s mixed parentage, he bonds with his grandfather through their shared interest in rock collecting, and they continue to meet secretly until Brendan’s mother finds out. It takes time and a serious accident for Brendan’s grandfather to come to his senses and reunite with his family. By frequently lightening her tone, Frazier delivers her messages without using an overly heavy hand. Brendan is a real kid with a passion for science and also a willingness to push his parents’ rules; he’s not just a placard for the author’s central message. Recommended for ages 9-12.
Brendan the Navigator (Jean Fritz) - If you ask children in Ireland who really discovered America, you may get this surprising answer: "St. Brendan, of course." He left Ireland 1,500 years ago in a leather boat to find paradise. Tales of the wonders he and his crew saw and the Monster Territory they encountered during their trip have become part of Irish legend. And legend also says that the island of unsurpassed beauty that St. Brendan called paradise was actually America. "A lively, provocative 'history mystery' " says Publishers Weekly. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Kissing Brendan Callahan (Susan Amesse) - Twelve-year-old Sarah is overjoyed to learn that the romance writer she idolizes, Antonia DeMarco, will be judging a local teen- writing contest. After volunteering to become the flamboyant author's personal assistant for the project, Sarah is at first charmed by her heroine. Soon, though, DeMarco's antics infuriate Sarah, who finds herself in an increasingly awkward and difficult situation. Meanwhile, she realizes that Brendan, the boy she has known all her life and recently disdained as immature, is turning out to be not just helpful but eminently kissable. Readers who are edging into adolescence will understand Sarah's dilemma as she tries to find a workable path between her own strong urge for independence and her mother's stalwart expectation of dutiful obedience. Well-rounded characters people this inviting story that reassuringly chronicles the ups and downs of Sarah's life. Recommended for ages 10-13.
Famous People Named Brendan - Saint Brendan of Clonfert (Irish saint); Saint Brendan of Birr (Irish saint); Brendan Behan (Irish writer); Brendan Benson (musician); Brendan Donnelly (baseball player); Brendan Fraser (actor); Brendan Harris (baseball player); Brendan Haywood (basketball player); Brendan Morrison (hockey player); Brendan Shanahan (hockey player)
Famous People Who Named Their Son Brendan - Bruce Jenner (Olympic athlete); John Irving (author); Mark Wahlberg (musician/actor)
Brendan - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Brendan.