The Story of the Leprechaun

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Harper Collins, Jan 25, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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In a faraway village lives a talented little shoemaker—who also happens to be a leprechaun. He keeps the gold that he earns from making shoes hidden away in his home, where he thinks it will be safe. But one day a greedy man named Tim spies the leprechaun's pot of gold and tries to steal it! How can the little leprechaun outsmart Tim and make sure his pot of gold will be safe forever?

In this original tale, Katherine Tegen has captured the magic of the wily leprechaun, while Sally Anne Lambert's glowing illustrations bring him to life.


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Review: The Story of the Leprechaun

User Review  - Nikki Chadwick - Goodreads

This a cute story, stating how the tale of the leprechaun began, and where leprechauns hide their gold which everyone knows is at the end of the rainbow. This story intrigues children because it ... Read full review

Review: The Story of the Leprechaun

User Review  - Stephanie Skolmoski - Goodreads

Leprechauns can be feisty little fellows. They can be mean, mischievous, clever and fun to read about at this time of year. Katherine Tegen tells a tale of how Tim tries to trick a Leprechaun and ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Katherine Tegen has been writing stories since she was ten years old. She has always loved celebrating holidays and anything to do with magic. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Story of the Easter Bunny, illustrated by Sally Anne Lambert and praised by School Library Journal: "This visually splendid story with folktale rhythms makes a good choice for holiday sharing." She lives in New York City.

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