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Leprechauns and Irish Folklore

Leprechauns and Irish Folklore

by Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce Illustrated by Sal Murdocca

Do the folk stories about leprechauns match our ideas about them today? Are there other fairies in Irish tradition? What are the origins of these stories? Why do people believe in leprechauns and fairies?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in Leprechauns and Irish Folklore: A Nonfiction Companion to Leprechaun in Late Winter, Jack and Annie's guide to the wee folk of Ireland.

Ages
8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades 3 - 5
Grade Level Equivalent
5.5
Lexile Measure
840L
Number of Pages
128
Genre
Informational, Legends and Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Series

About the Authors and Illustrator

Mary Pope Osborne As a children's book author, Mary Pope Osborne considers herself to be a professional daydreamer.
Natalie Pope Boyce
Sal Murdocca Sal Murdocca has illustrated over 200 children's trade and textbooks. He is also a librettist for a children's opera, a video artist, an avid runner, hiker, and bicyclist, and a teacher of children's illustration at the Parsons School of Design. He has illustrated all of the Magic Tree House books and all of the Magic Tree House Research Guides.

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