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“The Irish dialect and vivid watercolor illustrations integrated throughout the story add richness to this charming tale.”
“Lucky O’Leprechaun is a beautifully illustrated, bright and lively tale.”
—The Midwest Book Review
“An entertaining addition for the holiday shelves.”
—School Library Journal
Legend has it that most leprechauns are content spending their days counting their gold and playing tricks on unsuspecting mortals in Ireland, the land of their births. A few have managed, intentionally or not, to find their way to America. This delightful follow-up story to Lucky O’Leprechaun reunites young readers with the O’Sullivan family and the leprechaun who has pestered them since the time of the Vikings.
As the O’Sullivan girls make plans to join their parents in the New World, their uncle offers them his most precious (and secret) possession—an ancient box full of valuable Irish treasure! The sisters insist that dear Uncle Paddy keep the treasure for himself, but he—and a certain sneaky leprechaun—have other ideas.
About the Author/Illustrator
Jana Dillon is a prolific author and illustrator of children’s books, including Lucky O’Leprechaun, Lucky O’Leprechaun in School, Upsie Downsie, Are You Asleep?, and Little Thumb, all published by Pelican. A second-generation Irish American, she frequently 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. She lives in Canton, Massachusetts.
LUCKY O’LEPRECHAUN COMES TO AMERICA
Written and illustrated by Jana Dillon
JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
32 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
31 color illustrations
Ages 5-8 Grades K-3