Fiona's Luck

Fiona's Luck

Paperback - 2009
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The greedy Leprechaun King has locked away all the luck in Ireland and the whole country has fallen in to despair. Through clever charades, Fiona outwits the Leprechaun King and restores luck to the land.

Luminous illustrations add to the magic and wonder of this original folktale.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge Pub., 2009
ISBN: 9781570916434
1570916438

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With all the luck stolen from the poor Irish, Fiona must discover a way to get it back from the king of the leprechauns.


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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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