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Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka

Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka

by Tomie dePaola
Jamie O'Rourke's wife, Eileen, has left him alone for a week. All he has to do is clean the dishes and sweep the house. Of course, Jamie's the messiest man in Ireland as well as the laziest, but when a magical pooka comes to do all the housework, he figures he's also the luckiest.

But is Jamie's helpful pooka too good to last? Sure enough Jamie's luck runs out when he gives the Pooka a warm overcoat. As thanks, Jamie's kindness breaks the spell cast on the Pooka who no longer has to do housework, and off he runs — leaving Jamie with a very messy house, indeed!

Beloved author and illustrator Tomie dePaola has written a delightful sequel to Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, with charming, lively paintings bringing to life the Irish countryside.

Ages
5, 6, 7
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
4.7
Lexile Measure
570L
DRA
30
Guided Reading
N
Publisher
Tandem Library
Genre
Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Tomie dePaola Tomie dePaola was born in Meriden, Connecticut in 1934. At age 4, he knew he wanted to become a writer and an illustrator. His mother was an avid book lover and read to him and his brother often. As a child, dePaola would illustrate the books his mother read to him.

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