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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme


Leprechaun On The Loose by Annette Kelleher
Published by The O’Brien Press Ltd., 2001
ISBN 0-86278-729-7

Biddy the leprechaun is sick and tired of looking after her father’s gold and of the constant rain. When Corey, on holiday from Australia overhears her, saying she’d trade her gold for a week of sunshine, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

Biddy swaps her gold for his passport and takes off for a week to Australia.

Leprechaun On The Loose by Annette Kelleher

When she gets back home, her troubles start! Biddy has lost Corey’s passport and Corey won’t part with the gold.

A Red Flag Reader by O’Brien Press, Leprechaun on the Loose is a suited to children aged 8 and up with a generous helping of humour to engage young readers.

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