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Lucky O'Leprechaun comes to America
Dillon, Jana.
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Publication Information:
Gretna, La. : Pelican Pub., [2000]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
When Great-uncle Patrick tries to give his grandnieces a treasure to take with them to America, he accidentally lures a leprechaun into their suitcases--with very lucky results.
General Note:
Sequel to: Lucky O'Leprechaun.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.3 0.5 56409.
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PIC. BK. Juvenile Current Holiday Item Holiday

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Most leprechauns spend their days counting their gold and playing tricks in Ireland, the land of their birth. A few of the little fellows have turned up in America, though. How?

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-This prequel to Dillon's Lucky O'Leprechaun (Pelican, 1998) takes readers back to the days when the Great-aunties introduced in that book-Bridget, Kathleen, and Moira-were wee lasses in Ireland. When the girls' parents, who have gone ahead to make a home in America, finally send for them, they beg elderly Uncle Patrick, who has been looking after them, to come along. Though he has no money for a ticket, he produces the family treasure (a crown, torque, and bag of gold that belonged to Brian Boru himself) and gives it to the girls. They beg him to use it to pay for a ticket, but he hides the gold in their suitcases. The smell of gold lures Lucky O'Leprechaun, who gets trapped in the luggage. The children find the gold and leave it behind for their uncle. Once in America, they find Lucky and get three wishes. Though Dillon's flat watercolor cartoons are nothing extraordinary, children will enjoy the humor in the story. A gentle introduction to American immigration.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, Eldersburg, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.