CRRL Kids: Stories from the Emerald Isle

Brave Margaret
Brave Margaret An Irish Adventure By San Souci, Robert D. Book - 1999 398.0941 Sa Available in some locations

Annotation:Sea serpents, giants, witches, and a magic sword--who could ask for anything more?

Brendan the Navigator
Brendan the Navigator A History Mystery About the Discovery of America By Fritz, Jean Book - 1979 398.22 FR All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Wonderful kids' history writer Fritz tells the lively story of Saint Brendan, who set off in a boat to the West to find paradise and may have found what we call America.

Clever Tom and the Leprechaun
Clever Tom and the Leprechaun An Old Irish Story By Shute, Linda Book - 1988 398.0941 Sh All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Tom is clever and when he sees a leprechaun he knows just what to do and what not to do to capture the little man in order to have his gold. But leprechauns are tricky and Tom learns the hard way that a leprechaun enjoys “playing” the fool in order to keep his gold.

A Fine St. Patrick's Day
A Fine St. Patrick's Day By Wojciechowski, Susan Book - 2004 FICTION Woj Available in some locations

Annotation:Every St. Patrick's Day two Irish towns compete for the best decorations. But no one has counted on a stranger arriving who will turn the contest upside down!

Finn McCool and the Great Fish
Finn McCool and the Great Fish By Bunting, Eve Book - 2010 398.2 Bu All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The famous Irish giant would like to become wise but to do that he'd have to catch, kill, and eat the wise salmon, and that he does not want to do!

Finn McCoul
Finn McCoul By Gleeson, Brian Book - 2005 398.0941 Gl Available in some locations

Annotation:The hilarious legend in which the famous Irish hero Finn McCoul and his clever wife Oonagh defeat the brutish giant Cucullin once and for all.

Fiona's Luck
Fiona's Luck By Bateman, Teresa Book - 2009 FICTION Bat Available in some locations

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

Harp O' Gold
Harp O' Gold By Bateman, Teresa Book - 2001 FICTION Bat Available in some locations

Annotation:Poor Tom is a wandering minstrel of Ireland. Alas, his harp is old and battered. Then out of nowhere he is made an offer he can’t refuse for a harp of gold. But this “gift” has an unexpected price. A fun tale to celebrate one of Ireland’s national symbols.

Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato An Irish Folktale By DePaola, Tomie Book - 1992 398.0941 De Available in some locations

Annotation:“Jamie O’Rourke was the laziest man in all of Ireland.” He lives off the hard work of his good and loving wife until she hurts her back and must stay in bed. By chance Jamie comes upon a leprechaun and soon finds himself the owner of the largest potato ever. So large, in fact, it takes the entire village to dig it and eat it. A fun tale you will be lucky to share! Also available as a board book.

The King of Ireland's Son
The King of Ireland's Son By Colum, Padraic Book - 1986 398.0941 Co Available in some locations

Annotation:Chronicles the adventures of the King of Ireland's eldest and wildest son, describing how he encounters an enchanter's daughter, the king of the cats, Gilly of the goat-skin, and numerous others.

Lara and the Gray Mare
Lara and the Gray Mare By Duey, Kathleen Book - 2005 FICTION Due Available in some locations

Annotation:Young Lara happily raises an orphaned, silver-coated filly, but when a rival clan captures them, she is determined to escape--with her mare. First of a series.

The Last Snake in Ireland
The Last Snake in Ireland A Story About St. Patrick By MacGill-Callahan, Sheila Book - 1999 FICTION Mac Available in some locations

Annotation:A picture-book retelling of the legend of how Patrick drove the snakes from Ireland--and what happened to the last one.

Leprechaun in Late Winter
Leprechaun in Late Winter By Osborne, Mary Pope Book - 2010 FICTION Osb Available in some locations

Annotation:Jack and Annie are on their third mission to find (and inspire!) creative people to bring happiness to others through the arts. Set in Ireland, Jack and Annie meet an Irish girl and go on a magical adventure that changes the girl's life.

Leprechauns and Irish Folklore
Leprechauns and Irish Folklore A Nonfiction Companion to Leprechaun in Late Winter By Osborne, Mary Pope Book - 2010 398.209 Os Available in some locations

Annotation:Want to learn more about Irish legends? This Magic Tree House non-fiction book gives the background to the story, Leprechaun in Late Winter.

Leprechauns Never Lie
Leprechauns Never Lie By Balian, Lorna Book - 1980 FICTION Bal Available in some locations

Annotation:Can a Ninny Nanny find a leprechaun, get his gold, and get help for Gram?

Maggie's Door
Maggie's Door By Giff, Patricia Reilly Book - 2003 FICTION Gif Available in some locations

Annotation:During the Irish Potato Famine, Nory and her friend Sean leave home separately but with the same destination, Nory's sister's house in Brooklyn. It is no easy journey, but they are determined.

Market Day
Market Day By Bunting, Eve Book - 1996 FICTION Bun Available in some locations

Annotation:This Irish country fair is full of marvels for Tess and Wee Boy.

Mrs. McCool and the Giant Cuhullin
Mrs. McCool and the Giant Cuhullin An Irish Tale By Souhami, Jessica Book - 2002 398.0941 So Available in some locations

Annotation:Who is the strongest giant in all of Ireland? With the help of his smart wife Finn McCool is about to prove himself once and for all. This is a simple version of a favorite Irish tale.

O'Sullivan Stew
O'Sullivan Stew A Tale Cooked up in Ireland By Talbott, Hudson Book - 1999 FICTION Tal Available in some locations

Annotation:This is a grand tale set in the small Irish village of Crookhaven. Kate comes to the rescue of the village witch when everyone says she’s not “one of us.” Kate then saves herself and her family from a sentence of death by cooking up four exciting stories within a story as her imagination stirs together monsters, giants, sea serpents and leprechauns.

Patrick
Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland By DePaola, Tomie Book - 1992 921 Patri Available in some locations

Annotation:Artist/author Tomie DePaola works Celtic art styles into his picture-book retelling of the legends of Saint Patrick.

The Prince of Ireland and the Three Magic Stallions
The Prince of Ireland and the Three Magic Stallions By Milligan, Bryce Book - 2003 398.2 Mi Available in some locations

Annotation:A jealous queen curses her stepson, setting him a seemingly impossible task--to bring back three magic horses that belong to a giant.

Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick By Tompert, Ann Book - 1998 921 Patri Available in some locations

Annotation:A picture book biography of the patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick and the Peddler
Saint Patrick and the Peddler By Hodges, Margaret Book - 1993 398.22 Ho All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Saint Patrick sends a dream to a poor peddler that takes him on a journey to seek his fortune. Beautifully illustrated, it includes information on Saint Patrick and the sources for the story.

St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day By Gibbons, Gail Book - 1994 394.262 Gi Available in some locations

Annotation:This bright and colorful book tells the story of the saint's life and describes his miracles.

The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh
The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh By Nolan, Janet Book - 2002 FICTION Nol Available in some locations

Annotation:A family retells the story of the shillelagh that was whittled from a tree. During the Irish potato famine, Fergus and his family left for America. But first Fergus cut a branch from a blackthorn tree to take a piece of Ireland with him.

Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs
Shamrocks, Harps, and Shillelaghs The Story of the St. Patrick's Day Symbols By Barth, Edna Book - 1977 394.262 Ba Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn all about Saint Patrick's Day symbols, as well as Saint Patrick himself!

Shannon and the World's Tallest Leprechaun
Shannon and the World's Tallest Leprechaun By Callahan, Sean Book - 2008 FICTION Cal Available in some locations

Annotation:Shannon is a stepdancer with a broken shoe. How can she ever win the Saint Patrick's Day stepdancing contest? Enter Liam, the world's tallest leprechaun. A leprechaun grants wishes, right?

Small Beauties
Small Beauties The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara By Woodruff, Elvira Book - 2006 FICTION Woo Available in some locations

Annotation:Darcy is a girl who sees beauty in small things, and it is this gift that brings comfort to her family when they must move to America. A sweetly emotional picture book about a very serious time.

Tales From Old Ireland
Tales From Old Ireland By Doyle, Malachy Book - 2000 398.0941 Do Available in some locations

Annotation:These magical stories will amaze young readers and listeners.

That's What Leprechauns Do
That's What Leprechauns Do By Bunting, Eve Book - 2005 FICTION Bun Available in some locations

Annotation:Sure and there's business to be done, placing a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But there's a lot of fun to be done, too, with pranks just waiting to be done.

Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk An Irish Tale By McDermott, Gerald Book - 1990 398.0941 Mc Available in some locations

Annotation:Poor Tim and his wife Kathleen have little, not a penny or potato. When Tim goes out looking for a job he finds a group of leprechauns and demands their gold. Through his own foolishness and some trickery Tim gets more than he bargains for.

Too Many Leprechauns, Or, How That Pot O' Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow
Too Many Leprechauns, Or, How That Pot O' Gold Got to the End of the Rainbow By Krensky, Stephen Book - 2007 FICTION Kre Available in some locations

Annotation:Finn O'Finnegan, who "looked like a rogue and walked like a rascal," has a clever scheme to get annoying leprechauns to leave his hometown.

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Many of the selections are legends and picture books but there are some chapter books, too. All feature stories about or set in Ireland.


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