Friday, May 23, 2008

Fiona's Luck by Teresa Bateman

Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. During the Irish potato famine, a leprechaun king steals away the luck of the Irish. A clever young girl named Fiona outsmarts the leprechaun and manages to trick him into setting luck free again. Shamrocks, leprehauns, and the Irish countryside are beautifully illustrated which helps make this a delightful read aloud at St. Patrick's Day or during a unit on folktales. Grades K-3.

1 comment:

A. Barbee said...

This is a wonderful addition to a collection of Irish folktales. It explains a lot about "the luck of the Irish" and I'm always looking for tales of heroic females.