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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User Review  - kmjanek - LibraryThing

Highly Recommended The book starts with a fun author’s note. Children will want that information before reading the story. We’re introduced to the Leprechaun, who is a shoemaker. He makes shoes for ... Read full review

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User Review  - jenvid - LibraryThing

This is the story that explains why the leprechaun hides his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I would use this book for language arts. When discussing folktales and legends, I would use this ... 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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