Fiona's Luck

Fiona's Luck

Book - 2007
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The greedy Leprechaun King has locked away all the luck in Ireland & the whole country has fallen into despair. Through clever charades. Fiona outwits the Leprechaun King & restores luck to the land.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, c2007.
ISBN: 9781570916519
1570916519
Branch Call Number: Z BAT
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Kelly 1977-- Illustrator

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skyekilaen
Nov 19, 2016

My son loves stories where characters outwit the bad guys, so this was a big hit. Bateman's text makes what could have been a dry, straightforward tale into a suspenseful, fun story. Murphy gives the clever Fiona life and energy. My son and I both loved the depiction of luck as tiny stars.

(For adults, it's probably inescapable to read this as a folktale version of The Great Famine, an alternate reality account where a strong Irishwoman saves the country.)

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IrishMoon
Jan 05, 2014

Awesome Irish Fairy Tale that encourages female independence, resourcefulness, and ingenuity!

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