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Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #4) Paperback – February 1, 1992
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About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
I gave it 5 stars because it was fun to read and, hey what if there are leperchauns teaching B-Ball! :)
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another great Bailey School Kids book, my grandson loved it.Published 5 months ago by craftygrandma
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My 7 year old grandson really enjoyed this delightful story which he was able to read with a little help from me.Published on March 31, 2013 by sewquaint
If you have a grade-school reader at home who loves both basketball and the Bailey School Kids, they will be sure to love Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball (The Adventures of the... Read morePublished on February 26, 2006 by J. Arena