Friday, May 23, 2008

Traveling Tom and the Leprechaun by Teresa Bateman

Illustrated by Melisande Potter. An Irish princess, Kathleen declares that she will marry "only a man who could win a leprechaun's pot of gold in a single day's time." Tom, a wandering minstral who falls in love with the princess, vows to be that man. Readers will enjoy how he outwits a leprechaun so that he can claim the hand of the fair Kathleen. Watercolor illustrations vividly portray the Irish countryside. Grades K-3.

1 comment:

A. Barbee said...

Second. This was fun to use with kindergarten classes, who love leprechaun stories. They enjoyed the unusual pictures and interpreting the language. Who knew someone could have a smile that could "charm peat into flames by its warmth" - really! Tom cleverly outwits the leprechaun and makes every reader want to go traveling instead of being weighed down with a pot of gold.