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Lucky O'Leprechaun

Lucky O'Leprechaun

by Jana Dillon

Wee Meghan and Sean O'Sullivan persuade their aunties to help them catch a leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day in this ambling adventure.


Wee Meghan and Sean O'Sullivan persuade their aunties to help them catch a leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day in this ambling adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Ann L. Kalkhoff
They say if you catch a leprechaun he must grant you a wish. Meghan and Sean want to have a try at catching a leprechaun on St. Patrick's Eve while visiting their three grand aunties. In this imaginative, magical tale, they get their wish-that the leprechaun comes back every St. Patrick's Day to answer questions. The bright, colorful illustrations express the mischief of the leprechaun and those who manage to catch him!
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Midwest Book Review
How do you catch a leprechaun? Meghan and Sean O'Sullivan are visiting their three old grandaunties who don't think that catching leprechauns is a good idea. But according to the three ladies, there is one close by, Lucky O'Leprechaun, who followed the O'Sullivan family to America from Ireland and lives under one of the thornbushes in the yard. Meghan and Sean develop a clever plan-but will it work with Lucky who is full of blarney and quick of wit, able to talk himself out of any trap-almost! Lucky O'Leprechaun is a beautifully illlustrated, bright and lively tale.
Children's Literature - Carol Collins
In this St. Patrick's Day picture book, two Irish-American kids, Sean (about eight) and Meghan (about ten) discover how to outwit a leprechaun who lives in their grand-aunties' backyard. While staying overnight with their aunties on St. Paddy's Day eve, the children quickly learn from a couple of close calls with the leprechaun that he is tricky. Although Aunties Moira, Bridget, and Kathleen think the leprechaun search is futile, they cannot resist their darlings' pleas to help set the ultimate trap to catch Himself. This time when the children find him, instead of wishing for the usual pot of gold, they wisely ask the little man to come back each St. Patrick's Day and answer all their questions. The charm of this story owes much to the three doting aunts, while the language of the tale captures the Irish lilt and mannerisms. The book's illustrations are of intense, contrasting colors and express the emotions and quirks of all the characters, including the ornery leprechaun.

Product Details

Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
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Lucky O'Leprechaun Series
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Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

A second-generation Irish American, prolific writer and artist Jana Dillon frequently visits elementary schools to teach children about the creative processes of writing and illustrating books. She holds a BFA in painting. Her illustrations are widely collected and have been exhibited in several museums across the country. Ms. Dillon wrote and illustrated Lucky O’Leprechaun and Lucky O’Leprechaun Comes to America, both published by Pelican.

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