Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Review for The Ancient Secret of the Leprechauns

IS THERE GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW? Long ago, during the time of the dinosaurs, three leprechauns-D'Arcy, Lorcan, and Scully-built a hidden home on the top of a mountain inside of a gigantic boulder. For millions of years, the three friends have risen each day to greet the sun and set sail to their secret island at the end of the rainbow, where they play all day in a sparkling pool of gold. But when the leprechauns forget to secure their island before leaving one evening, they are in for a terrible surprise the next day-the gold is gone! D'Arcy, Lorcan, and Scully will have to face rough seas, sharks, a gigantic sea monster, a massive octopus, and the dreaded Captain Sea Gore and his pirate crew in their quest to recover the treasure. It's up to Squawky the rainbow bird to teach the friends how to work together-and that through teamwork and perseverance, they can overcome any obstacles that come their way.


This story teaches children about the threads needed, to not only make a great friendship, but the knowledge that with teamwork no task is too great to overcome. 

With D'Arcy, Lorcan, and Scully being friends for years one piece of adversity throws them suddenly out of whack. Instead of thinking about the whole to get the treasure back one leprechaun suddenly begins to think of himself. When this happens a task that might have taken a shorter time now takes them years to accomplish. Though it is unclear what had changed D'Arcy's mind, the trio again link up and when they do getting back the treasure doesn't seem that hard of a job. Nor does bringing back the magic that was somehow lost between them. 

Children from the ages of  8 and up will enjoy this 38 page picture book. Though the text is much longer than a normal picture book older children will enjoy the story as well as the imaginative illustrations. 

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Elfa Books (January 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0578122162
  • ISBN-13: 978-0578122168

Fiction/ Action and Adventure

1 comment:

  1. Great book for St. Patrick's Day as well as for just teaching children about teamwork and friendship.