Teresa Bateman is a librarian who writes the stories her kids want to hear. Once upon a time, there was lots of luck in Ireland-and plenty of leprechauns around to enjoy it. But when the Big Folk came, they started soaking up all the luck for themselves! So the king of the leprechauns ordered all luck locked away for safe keeping. But now Ireland is in the middle of the potato famine. Can Fiona outsmart the Leprechaun King and release Ireland's luck? "Bateman's original story brims with the entertaining hallmarks of folklore and fairy tales."-Publishers Weekly
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by Pierce Brown
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by Michael J. Sullivan
by Brian Lee Durfee
by Patrick Taylor
by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
by Tom Pollock
by Timothy Williams
"To keep the big folk from soaking up all the luck that is so plentiful in Ireland, the king of the leprechauns has hidden the luck away. As a result, every aspect of big folk farm life is now failing. Timothy Reynolds's crisp, nuanced narration has just the right Irish touch. He tells of Fiona, "a woman of wit" who understands that something must be done and sets out to trick the king into sharing the luck. Reynolds's pacing gives young listeners time to guess at Fiona's plan. This original tale, full of folk traditions, is a pleasure to hear. One of the discs provides page-turn signals. R.H.H. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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