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, Natalie Pope Boyce
     
 

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Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! 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

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Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! 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.

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, #21
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
173,384
Product dimensions:
5.24(w) x 7.64(h) x 0.29(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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