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Leprechaun Gold Paperback – August, 1999

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From Publishers Weekly

A leprechaun tries to repay a favor with gold, but the man won't accept itAuntil it comes in the form of a woman with hair of gold and a heart to match. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2ADonald O'Dell, a good-hearted handyman, lives a simple life and longs only for a wife and family. Heading home one day, he happens upon a leprechaun trapped in a bubbling stream. He rescues the wee man, takes him home, and nurses him with a steaming cup and a warm fire. Although tradition dictates giving a sum of gold coins to anyone who saves the life of a leprechaun, Donald refuses the generous offer saying he has enough for his needs. With the statement, "You'll accept the gold, one way or another," the leprechaun hurries on his way. In a battle of wills, the magic of the wee folk wins the day in an unexpected way. The whimsical watercolors in pastel shades complete the fantasy and leave one wishing for an early spring when leprechauns are truly a force to be reckoned with. Children will enjoy looking for the leprechaun's hat in many of the illustrations. Written with a slight Irish brogue, this story would be best read aloud with a wee bit of an accent. Mark this one for your St. Patrick's Day picture-book collection.AKit Vaughan, J. B. Watkins Elementary School, Midlothian, VA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Lexile Measure: 740L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House (August 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823415147
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823415144
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.7 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,478,469 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a nice story of a simple man who helps out a leprechaun. In return, the leprechaun must thank the man. The man refuses the leprechaun's gold, but the leprechaun finds a way to give him something much more valuable - the gift of love. It is an endearing story for children ages 4 and up.
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As an educator, I used this book with children ages second through fifth grade to work on inferences and predicting. It's a story with a good message to use around St. Patrick's Day ("love is worth more than gold"). However, when I use it with my elementary school students, I typically paraphrase each page as there is some vocabulary that is difficult for the typical student. Although, you can always use the vocabulary words as part of the lesson too!
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Heart warming story. Interesting watercolor illustrations that are different than most kids books (expand their horizons). My kids love finding that sneaky little leprachaun who is hiding on many of the pages. Also a good lesson about helping others.
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Does the notorious St. Pat's day trickster always have to be a villain? This is an enduring tale where love triumphs over gold! The main character refuses to take the gold offered by a leprechaun for saving his life... but the tricky leprechaun presents gold in another format that is the best sort of treasure, a true companion! My 6 &8 year olds love the story, so you know it's not too mushy. Yet momma loves the message. I'm reading this one for Valentine's, too.
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cute but superficial
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