Accelerated Reader Program Selection
This delightfully entertaining story introduces the reader to Meghan and Sean O'Sullivan, their three grandaunties, and Lucky O'Leprechaun, who has pestered the O'Sullivans since the time of the Vikings.
As the lad and lass try and try to capture the tricky little fellow on St. Patrick's Day eve, children not only will be captivated by the brilliant illustrations and whimsical text but will also learn a wee bit about leprechaun lore.
Throughout the story, Meghan and Sean debate over what they will ask of Lucky O'Leprechaun if they catch him. Will they ask him for his pot of gold, or will they discover that some things are even more precious?
Jana Dillon, a second-generation Irish-American, actively visits elementary schools to teach children about the Little People as well as about the creative processes of writing and illustrating books. Her vibrant, captivating illustrations have been exhibited in several museums, and she also is the author and illustrator of the critically acclaimed Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch. She lives in Canton, Massachusetts.
PRAISE FOR JANA DILLON AND HER WORK
"Author-illustrator Jana Dillon shows a facility with caricature and mood, a way with color that extends from subtle shading to electric color combinations, and an ability to create a style that looks new yet recalls an earlier era of picture book illustration. . . . [Dillon] demonstrates an understanding of the dynamics of picture books as well as a knowledge of what children like."
Booklist starred review Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch
"Painterly use of tertiary color schemes . . . Dillon's illustrations are singular and noteworthy."
"Vibrant illustrations . . . a pleasing read-aloud or a satisfying read-alone for young readers ready for a challenge."
School Library Journal
Written and illustrated by Jana Dillon
32 pp. 8½ x 11
31 color illustrations