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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #21: Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter
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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #21: Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter

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by Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Natalie Pope Boyce
 

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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter, they had lots of questions. What are leprechauns? How do we know many of the old Irish stories? How do fairies spend their time? Who speaks the Irish language? Find out the answers to these

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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
 
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter, they had lots of questions. What are leprechauns? How do we know many of the old Irish stories? How do fairies spend their time? Who speaks the Irish language? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.

Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.
 
Have more fun with Jack and Annie on the Magic Tree House® website at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Did you know that leprechauns are not the only Irish fairies, that ring forts are found all over the Emerald Isle, and the American custom of Halloween had its roots in Irish Celtic culture? To learn more, open this book. The Pope sisters present clear definitions and explanations of types of Irish fairies and what they look like, their music and dance, where they live and where they can be found, and how they are an integral part of Irish culture. There are several stories of interactions with leprechauns and other fairies. Some of the stories are several hundred years old, such as that of Turlough O'Carolan, a blind harper and poet, who fell asleep on a fairy fort and woke up to play the music of the fairies. One of the stories takes place in 1999, when a group of engineers wanted to remove a hawthorn tree in order to build a road. Eddie Lenihan, a renowned storyteller, told them the fairies would be so angry that there would be many traffic accidents on that spot. He convinced them to work around the tree so as not to upset the fairies. Black and white photographs, copies of famous paintings and drawings by Murdocca illuminate the information in the text. Readers will discover ways to protect themselves against fairy mischief. They will find tips about doing research. A bibliography, internet resources, and an index are all part of this very readable and interesting "Magic Tree House Research Guide" intended as a companion to Leprechaun in Winter, book #43 in the "Magic Tree House" series. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375860096
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/12/2010
Series:
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
86,034
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

MARY POPE OSBORNE and NATALIE POPE BOYCE are sisters who grew up on army posts all over the world. They are working on more Magic Tree House® Fact Tracker books to give Magic Tree House readers facts and information about places, time periods, and animals that Jack and Annie discover in the Magic Tree House adventures.
 
Mary lives in Connecticut. Natalie makes her home nearby in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts. Mary is the author of all the Magic Tree House fiction titles as well as many more books for kids.
 
SAL MURDOCCA has illustrated more than 200 children's trade and text books. He is also a librettist for children'sopera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. Sal lives and works in New York with his wife, Nancy.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Goshen, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
May 20, 1949
Place of Birth:
Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Education:
B.A., University of North Carolina
Website:
http://www.marypopeosborne.com

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Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #21: Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #43: Leprechaun in Late Winter 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
GulliverJF More than 1 year ago
I bought this for my child, but I enjoyed reading it myself. The book discusses leprechauns, fairies and various mythical creatures from Irish folklore, such as banshees, pookas, and clurichauns. It includes black and white illustrations and photographs of places in Ireland. I also like that the print is large enough to read easily. I would highly recommend this book for any adult or child who is interested in Irish folklore.
jb70 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book from a book order for my children who love the Magic Tree House Series. We haven't actually read the book this is a companion for, Leprechauns in Late Winter, but it was interesting nonetheless. It called to mind the Spiderwick Chronicles, just a guide to myths about Leprechauns and Fairies in Ireland. With St. Patrick's Day coming up this seemed like an interesting book. I especially liked some of the illustrations and photographs that went with the text. As a rule though my children are less interested in the companion guides than they are in the fiction stories but the fiction stories have helped up by acting as spring boards to learning more though other books, movies or Internet research.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
HATE IT!!!!!!!!!
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I got this for my kids, to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Both my husband and I have Irish heritage, so we want the kids to know about it. Both our kids thought this book was interesting.
BKB54 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for fun. To teach my granddaughter a little of her Irish heritage. I actually learned a few things, as did my son. She enjoyed it and loved reading it with her parents which was the most important thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will learn a lot about Irish folklore. It has many interesting made up creatures. I recommend it very much. (Review by 9 year old)
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I'm irish so this will be interesting