Ireland

The Lighthouse Land

By Adrian McKinty

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Thirteen-year-old Jamie is overjoyed when a bequest sends him and his mother to live on an Irish island, where he and his newfound friend Ramsay travel back in time to help a young girl save her people from certain death.
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Harp O' Gold

By Teresa Bateman

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Poor Tom is a wandering minstrel of Ireland. Alas, his harp is old and battered. Then out of nowhere he is made an offer he can’t refuse for a harp of gold. But this “gift” has an unexpected price. A fun tale to celebrate one of Ireland’s national symbols.

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Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato

By Tomie DePaola

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“Jamie O’Rourke was the laziest man in all of Ireland.” He lives off the hard work of his good and loving wife until she hurts her back and must stay in bed. By chance Jamie comes upon a leprechaun and soon finds himself the owner of the largest potato ever. So large, in fact, it takes the entire village to dig it and eat it. A fun tale you will be lucky to share!

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Mrs. McCool and the Giant Cuhullin

By Jessica Souhami

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Who is the strongest giant in all of Ireland? With the help of his smart wife Finn McCool is about to prove himself once and for all. This is a simple version of a favorite Irish tale.

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O'Sullivan Stew: A Tale Cooked Up in Ireland

By Hudson Talbott

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This is a grand tale set in the small Irish village of Crookhaven. Kate comes to the rescue of the village witch when everyone says she’s not “one of us.” Kate then saves herself and her family from a sentence of death by cooking up four exciting stories within a story as her imagination stirs together monsters, giants, sea serpents and leprechauns.

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Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk: An Irish Tale

By Gerald McDermott

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Poor Tim and his wife Kathleen have little, not a penny or potato. When Tim goes out looking for a job he finds a group of leprechauns and demands their gold. Through his own foolishness and some trickery Tim gets more than he bargains for.

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Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure

By Robert San Souci

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In this retelling of an Irish folktale, a brave young woman battles a sea serpent and rescues her true love from a giant.

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Finn McCoul

By Brian Gleeson (reader)

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The hilarious legend in which the famous Irish hero Finn McCoul and his clever wife Oonagh defeat the brutish giant Cucullin once and for all.

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The Leprechaun's Story

By Richard Kennedy

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A tradesman meets a leprechaun and is determined that he won't be tricked out of a pot of gold.

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Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

By Tomie DePaola

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Relates the life and legends of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.

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