Posted by: ad65shorty | March 16, 2009

Stories for Snuggling: Leprechaun Book

Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story

Clever Tom and the Leprechaun by Linda Shute

Tom hears leprechauns tapping in the woods and is lucky enough to catch one! The leprechaun agrees to show Tom where his gold is hidden, in exchange for his freedom. He takes Tom on a long walk to a field of boliauns (yellow-flowered weeds) and tells Tom that his gold is buried beneath a particular one. Tom marks the plant with his red garter and makes the leprechaun promise not to remove it while he goes home to get his spade. When he returns, he finds that every plant is marked with a red garter! He digs under the plant where he thought he put his marker, but finds nothing. He digs all night, but to no avail. Years pass… Tom continues to carry his spade with him, in the hopes that the next time he catches the leprechaun, he will have his fortune made!

 

For a fun activity to go with this book, check out my article at Blissfully Domestic.

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