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.)
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From School Library Journal
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
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