Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy New
$3.88
Qty:1
  • List Price: $4.99
  • Save: $1.11 (22%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Leprechauns Don't Play Ba... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #4) Paperback – February 1, 1992

4.3 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$3.88
$0.46 $0.01
$3.88 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #4)
  • +
  • Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips (Bailey School Kids #5)
  • +
  • Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots (The Adventures Of The Bailey School Kids)
Total price: $11.78
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Debbie Dadey is the bestselling co-author of THE ADVENTURES OF THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS series, along with writing partner Marcia Thornton Jones. Debbie has also written many books of her own, including the SWAMP MONSTER IN THIRD GRADE series and THE WORST NAME IN THIRD GRADE. She lives and writes in Fort Collins, Colorado, with her family.

Marcia Thornton Jones is co-author of the bestselling THE ADVENTURES OF THE BAILEY SCHOOL KIDS series, along with single titles like CHAMP. She has been writing for Scholastic for almost twenty years! Marcia lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and their two cats.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 5
  • Lexile Measure: 650L (What's this?)
  • Series: The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #4 (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (February 1, 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590448226
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590448222
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
Something very weird is going on at Bailey Elementary School. It's plenty weird enough when you think your teacher is a vampire from the Transylvanian mountains, but what are you supposed to do when your substitute gym teacher seems to be a leprechaun??
Eddie, Melody and the gang are back in this, the 4th installment of the Bailey School Kids series, and as per usual, they're up to their old tricks... Especially Eddie.
Mr. O'Grady is from Ireland, and is perhaps the shortest, most wrinkled man in the world. But boy, can he dance a jig and play basketball!! Why, it's almost magical the way he moves so fast and gets that ball through that hoop so easily! And what's with that bag of jewels he's always carrying with him?? Strange things seem to happen when he touches them...
The Bailey School Kids series has by now established itself as fun, fast-paced series where unusual things happen to the third grade gang. The most fun for young readers will be that nothing is explicitly spelled out for the reader: Mr. O'Grady COULD be a real live leprechaun (and their teacher COULD be a real vampire), or he could not be. A good deal of the evidence points to "yes!" but not enough to be100% sure (although, by the 4th book, if you've read them in order, you're starting to get a sinking feeling that there ARE mythical/supernatural creatures visiting the school).
This book is less creepy or scary than the first two have been, and is much more light-hearted and fun. Therefore, it's a good choice for beginning readers who are easily spooked. It's a fast-paced read as well, which will snag the interest of even reluctant readers.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We love this series! I have a 5 y/o boy and a 7 y/o girl and they both love all of these books. When we discovered this one right before St Patrick's Day we loved it even more! Some of the books use characters from other books in the series so the kids are learning to follow chapters and characters from the past. The price is great too!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I believe this was my first book that drew me into the readers world that caused me to consume so many library books.

I remember the day that my third grade teacher recommended me to starting the Bailey School kids series.

It was the trigger that began my collection of the series and then off to the library to read more books that kept me occupied throughout my childhood

I remember the book being interesting and fun in my childhood days and it was worth my time
(gotta remember, we did not have all the crazy technology we have now)

Hope you enjoy the series as i did. This one started my book reading adventures, hope it will jump start yours or others.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
This book is about a strage new Irish gym teacher for the Baily School kids. The problem is that he is a leprechaun who wants to steal something from Miss Jeeper. Can he get it? Other kids my age would like this book because it is fun and exciting. My favorite part was when the kids found out that the gym teacher was a leprechaun.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
A Kid's Review on November 19, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a really good Bailey School Kids story. The fact that the leprechaun can do more basketball tricks than all the other kids is hilarious. Overall it was good. But please be aware that when you read this story it triggers your mind into thinking leprechauns are real but they really aren't. If that happens to you my suggestion is to read one chapter of the story each day then you won't think that leprechauns are real.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Yea the guy's short, but do you think it is more important to focus on that or that he is trying to steal the gem around Mrs. Jeepers neck. It's your opinion, but just think about it.

I gave it 5 stars because it was fun to read and, hey what if there are leperchauns teaching B-Ball! :)
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
A Kid's Review on December 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
this book is rather funny because there coach magic ''o'' grady is a leprechaun.Eddie is going to prove them wrong. My favorite chapter was Master trickstar because the bailey kids find out that magic ''o'' grady is a leprechaun.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
ISBN 0590448226 - I really, really wanted to like this book, if only because the BSK series is popular with kids and anything that makes them want to read has to be worth looking into. Unfortunately, it's not that good.

It's St Patrick's Day in Bailey City and Eddie is enjoying pinching everyone not wearing green. He also enjoys tripping people and otherwise getting up to mischief, even in Mrs. Jeepers' class. Mrs. Jeeper is from Transylvania and if that doesn't make her unusual enough, she's got a burning, irrational-seeming hatred of leprechauns. When time for gym class rolls around, the kids meet a visitor from Ireland, Mr. O'Grady, who's going to teach them Irish dances. The kids quickly become suspicious of the little man, certain he's a leprechaun. Of course, they're also certain that Mrs. Jeepers is a vampire, so they must just be crazy... right? Wrong!

The story is fun and lighthearted, despite the looming possibility of a leprechaun-vampire war in the hallway. The book, however, is really too short to be more than slightly amusing. By the time the tale picks up, it's already heading into the big finale which was itself a bit of a letdown. I give it three stars, consider it average, but end with a high note: I'll be reading more BSK books whenever they come my way - they're not bad, it's just this one isn't all that great. RL3, ages 7-10.

- AnnaLovesBooks
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #4)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
This item: Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #4)