Stories from the Emerald Isle

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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Leprechauns Never Lie

By Lorna Balian

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Gram is ailing and Ninny Nanny, too lazy to care for their simple needs, says she'll catch a leprechaun to discover his hidden gold. Gram thinks it won't work--but does it?

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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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Saint Patrick

By Ann Tompert

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A picture book biography of the patron saint of Ireland.

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Saint Patrick and the Peddler

By Margaret Hodges

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When a poor Irish peddler follows the instructions given to him by Saint Patrick in a dream, his life is greatly changed. Includes background on Saint Patrick and on the origin of the story.

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