by Gerald McDermott (Author)
Tim O'Toole and his wife Kathleen are so poor they have not a penny or a potato between them. Even their cats are too skinny for the mice to chase!
When Tim goes out to find a job, he stumbles upon "the wee folk" - a band of leprechauns who give him gifts sure to make his fortune. That is if Tim can keep clear of the evil McGoon family...
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McDermott's characteristic illustrations are a perfect accompaniment to the cheery good humor of this story about Tim O'Toole and a band of leprechauns. The comical folk art and the economical use of language, as well as its slight hint of brogue, will make this book a pleasurable choice for reading aloud.
Copyright 1990 Hornbook, LLC Used with permission.
A story that draws heavily on the familiar tale about a man who wins three magical gifts that a false innkeeper then tries to purloin (cf. Grimm, "The Table, the Ass, and the Stick"). The telling here has a well-honed, Irish lilt; the illustrations, by a Caldecott winner, are lively, expressive, and well sprinkled with sprightly men in green.
Copyright 1990 Kirkus Reviews, LLC Used with permission.