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How to Trap a Leprechaun
Contributor(s): Fliess, Sue, Randall, Emma (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1510706704     ISBN-13: 9781510706705
Publisher: Sky Pony Pr
    OUR PRICE: $15.30  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: February 2017
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Annotation: Illustrations and easy-to-read text reveal the nature of leprechauns, who may grant a wish if caught, and describes how to trap one. Includes note for parents and educators.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Stories in rhyme.
Leprechauns; Fiction.
St. Patrick's Day; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Other, Non-religious
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2016024618
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 10.25" W x 0.50" (1.10 lbs)
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
Sue Fliess has contributed articles to O, the Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Education.com, TravelMuse.com, Bay Area Parent, Writer’s Digest, and more and is the author of more than a dozen picture books. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her two young boys and loves to travel. She lives with her husband, kids, and a smart English Labrador pup named Charlie in Ashburn, Virginia.

Emma Randall is a freelance illustrator specializing in children’s book illustration—both fiction and nonfiction. Each piece of work is conjured up over multiple cups of green tea, then carefully planned and realized from her barn studio in the village of Tickenham, England.


Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 April)

PreS-Gr 2—As far as holiday mascots go, the tiny elves who visit every March may very well be the most elusive. Leprechauns are known for stealing treasure and wreaking havoc, but the payoff for catching one of these tiny men is great—he'll grant a wish to his captor. On St. Patrick's Day eve, you must gather your supplies, build a trap complete with gold rocks and a rainbow slide, and hope for the best. Readers follow along as four friends learn about leprechauns and construct their best snare to no avail—all they find in their trap is a tiny shoe holding a letter from Liam the Leprechaun. Vibrant illustrations match the catchy verse, which begs to be part of a St. Patrick's Day read-aloud. Also notable is that the four children in the story have skin color shades spanning from light to dark. The book concludes with instructions for parents and educators on building a leprechaun trap at home or at school, and a quick primer of leprechaun folklore. VERDICT A fun offering for March that will work well read aloud or independently.—Lindsay Jensen, Nashville Public Library

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