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Traveling Tom and the Leprechaun

3.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  40 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Like many before him, Tom, a traveling minstrel, has fallen in love at first sight with the beautiful princess Kathleen. But Kathleen has vowed only to marry the man who can win a leprechaun's pot of gold. Tom sets out with a clever plan to fool a leprechaun into giving up his fortune.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Holiday House
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Bvlmc Buchanan Verplanck Elementary School
The fair princess Kathleen seeks to marry one with “a daring soul, a keen wit, and a merry heart”, someone who can part a Leprechaun from his pot of gold. When the minstrel Tom hears this challenge he sets off with a skip in his step to find a Leprechaun and win the hand of the fair Kathleen. Tom soon meets a Leprechaun and regales him with tales of song and dance, fair maids and stories of the adventure from his life as a wandering minstrel who has nothing to weigh him down and whose travels pr ...more
Nov 08, 2015 Karen rated it liked it
I always enjoy folk tales about the Irish, especially leprechauns, and Teresa Bateman always writes some solid stories. I did not like the illustrations in this book as much as some of her other books, and the story, while good, is not her best.
Mar 14, 2013 Sherry rated it really liked it
Teresa Bateman excels at writing the traditional folktale. This picture book offers fresh illustrations and a spark of ingenuity to this classic Irish yarn about a leprechaun who is tricked by a passing lad into giving up his pot of gold. The lad parlays the gold into a marriage to an Irish princess, one who insists on marrying only a man who is daring, intelligent, and humorous.

Feb 15, 2011 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: march-holidays
There aren't a lot of St. Patrick's day themed books that I like, but I enjoyed this one. There's some nice repetition and sort of a happier take on a trickster tale. It's a little weird when he uses finding pretty lasses and "following every skirt the wind catches hold of" but still a cute little story.
Feb 03, 2009 Khris rated it liked it
Shelves: sláinte
Fun illustrations complement the fun story about outwitting a leprechaun.
May 23, 2011 Kirsten rated it liked it
Cute story, but i didn't love the end.
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Teresa Bateman was born in Moscow, Idaho, but moved to Washington State when she was three-years-old and that's where she has lived most of her life.

An avid writer and reader, Teresa has been making up stories and poems since she was in grade school. "To me it was as natural as breathing," says Teresa.

In high school Teresa would drive her teachers crazy by 'creatively' completing assignments. She
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