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Fiona's Luck

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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    A beautiful book

    I love this book. I love the size of it. I love the feel of it in my hands. I love the illustrations. I love the story. I ordered a bunch of books on line that told of the Irish and St. Patrick's Day for my grandkids library. Fiona's Luck was the first one we chose to read. The kids love Fiona, too. Some love her name, some love the tests that she took, they talked of her bravery, how clever she is..this is a story the kids talked about and a book they sat together and shared...and read more than once.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2013

    I remember when Fiona's Luck first came out.  One of my fellow l

    I remember when Fiona's Luck first came out.  One of my fellow librarians and I literally squealed with delight when we saw it.  We said, "St. Patrick's Day.  Reader's Theatre." And that is exactly what we did.  Once a month, she and I did Reader's Theatre with library books at a local bookstore.  This was one of the featured books. 
    Fiona's Luck is a delightful story with a clever twist.  I didn't know how Fiona would resolve her problem until she actually resolved it.  Not many people can match wits with a Leprechaun King, but Fiona manages admirably. 
    As wonderful as the story is, the reason we two librarians squealed with delight was the charming artwork.  Kelly Murphy (good Irish name!) creates an Ireland that is both realistic and enchanting.  Even in the heartbreaking barrenness of the first few pages, magic lurks in the corners.  Her use of color and lighting effects for setting mood is masterful. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Fun, clever, witty

    I collect children's books, this book is a wondful example of the storyteller's art, fun, clever,witty and full of charm. It is a story for anytime, my bit of luck to find it, you will NOT be disappointed. I highly recomend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Great book!

    Love the story!

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  • Posted March 17, 2011

    A Wonderful St. Patrick's Day Tale

    While Fiona's Luck is reminiscent of many folktales it is overall about being clever, witty, and about using one's own brain. Once upon a time, luck made by leprechauns was free for everyone in Ireland to use. However, the leprechaun king ordered all the leprechauns to gather up all the luck that he felt the humans were using too much of. Soon all the humans in Ireland are left without any luck - potatoes no longer grow, milk is no longer produced, and everyone becomes unhappy. Then a girl named Fiona arrives. After seeing all the bad luck, Fiona decides to create her own luck. In doing so, she uses her brain, her wit and her clever ways to release luck from the leprechauns for everyone to share, including the leprechauns themselves.

    Fiona's Luckis a great read for both children and adults. Teresa Bateman uses simple sentences to portray human characteristics everyone is capable of. More importantly, Fiona's Luck sends the message that you cannot rely on others do create your luck for you, but you have to put in the work yourself in order to achieve anything.

    The illustrations by Kelly Murphy are gorgeous! They are full of colors that can be seen as representative of Ireland itself: rich greens and browns. These colors are also in turn used to show how Ireland was before the luck was freed (drab and dark) and how it was after luck was freed (bright and light).

    Fiona's Luckis a highly recommended read, not just for the St. Patrick's Holiday, or anyone with Irish heritage, but for every child to learn about hard work and cleverness. Head on over to your local bookstore in Tucson to share this wonderful tale with all children alike!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2010

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    SMART & REFRESHING IRISH FOLK LORE!

    I was looking for a book on Irish related theme when I came accross this book. What a story with totally amazing illustrations! I highly recommend this book to any parent who has that special child who has a wild imagination and believes in magic and make-believe. I have a 6 year old girl who loves the story and the pictures.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    After reading Fiona's Luck, I couldn't help but feel lucky!

    With my son in Kindergarten, I wanted to find a new book about St. Patricks Day to read to him. I found Fiona's Luck in the seasonal section and loved the art right away. I browsed the book; just to make sure it was worthy of a purchase and it was. That night, I read the book to my son; and each night afterwards for the month of March.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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