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Children's LiteratureRafferty McGill, a leprechaun, appears to Ryan O'Connor on St. Patrick's Day. Ryan is late for his dreaded piano lesson and Rafferty grants Ryan's wish of not having to go to his lesson by making his piano teacher's house disappear. The malevolent leprechaun turns out to be under a curse and insists that Ryan find him a pair of shoes in order to break the spell and grant Ryan's second wish to restore his piano teacher's life. Ryan is being questioned by the police and must keep the often obnoxious Rafferty under cover in his tree house. Ryan's quest to solve his problems carries readers through many funny situations which readers will laugh along with. This is a fun fantasy read for a holiday with limited chapter books celebrating it and should be a hit with those looking for a quick and playful read. 2003, Albert Whitman & Company, Ages 8 to 14.
—Melissa A. Caudill