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Children's LiteratureWhen Jack the mouse travels to Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with his Irish cousins, he is indoctrinated into all things Irish. He learns about the shamrock and Irish foods, and of course, the legend of the leprechaun and his pot of gold. Jack comes across Liam the Leprechaun and chases him for his gold, but receives a pot of cheese instead. Since he is a mouse, this suits Jack fine. The author has tried to pull in cultural information about Ireland, even using two terms, which are italicized, from the Irish language. Unfortunately, there are also inaccuracies in the book. For example, the Irish flag is not orange and white, and Danny Boy is not the official song of St. Patrick's Day. The storyline will do little to counter stereotypical thinking about Ireland, and teachers would be better served to read Eve Bunting's St. Patrick's Day in the Morning if they want a St. Patrick's Day read-aloud. 2000, Random House, Ages 4 to 6.