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The Leprechaun's Gold by Pamela Duncan…

The Leprechaun's Gold (2004)

by Pamela Duncan Edwards

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A long time ago in a faraway Irish village, there lived a harpist known as Old Pat. Another harpist, Young Tom, was given to bragging and charging great fees for his talents while humble Old Pat freely shared his gift with all. One day a royal harping contest was announced. Both Old Pat and Young Tom set off for the Royal Palace. That night while resting in the forest, wicked Young Tom sabotages Old Pat's harp.

As luck would have it Old Pat happens upon a leprechaun in distress. Now everyone knows the reputation leprechauns have for creating trouble by promising gold to unsuspecting people. Young Tom quickly flees, but Old Pat follows his heart and lends a helping hand. Old Pat soon falls into a deep slumber. Will the old man ever make it to the contest on time or will he succumb to the tricks of the leprechaun? Read The Leprechaun's Gold to find out.

The Bottom Line: A heartwarming tale for the young and young at heart, "The Leprechaun's Gold" teaches children the values of kindness and generosity. Filled with charming and colorful illustrations by Henry Cole, this book is perfect for St. Patrick's Day reading. Highly recommended for kids in grades K - 3.

This review also appears at the Mini Book Bytes Book Review Blog: http://minibookbytes.blogspot.com/ ( )
  aya.herron | Mar 11, 2012 |
This book is fun for children to learn more about St. Patrick's Day!
  mercedesromero | Mar 20, 2009 |
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To my friends Margaret Lane and Joan Darnell, with love —P.D.E.
To Barb Sizemore, a wonderful teacher, with thanks —H.C.
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Long ago, before even your great-great-grandfather was born, there lived in a small village in Ireland a man known to all as Old Pat.
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When Old Pat and Young Tom head off to a royal harping contest, the greedy, boastful young harpist sabotages Old Pat’s harp. Then Old Pat helps a leprechaun and the little man repays the service with gold and magic.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064438783, Paperback)

In this classic Irish legend, two harpists -- merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom -- set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to be the winner -- but he doesn′t reckon with the clever trickery of a mischievous little leprechaun.

Noted picture book creators Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole have imagined a joyful and fanciful tale with a priceless lesson.

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A leprechaun intervenes when a greedy young harpist sabotages a royal contest.

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