The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow

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The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow

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Author
Sean Callahan

Illustrator
Nancy Cote

Paperback
9780807544556
$6.99
Published 2010

Age Levels: 6-8, Grades: 1-3
Pages: 32
8.00" x 10.00"
Illustrations: Full Color

Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.50
ATOS Level: 3.50

Plot Summary

It's raining, and Colleen is sad.  How can her grandfather play his bagpipes in the St. Patrick's Day parade?  His music is so beautiful it makes people laugh and cry at once.  Suddenly, a leprechaun appears before her.  He says he can make the sun come out by creating a rainbow - but to build its colors, Colleen must give up the thing she holds most dear. 

Sean Callahan's sweet, surprising story is complemented by Nancy Cote's bright paintings.  A note at the end explains the science of rainbows and the Roy G. Biv naming tradition.

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Reviews

"The whimsical cartoonlike illustrations have action and detail." School Library Journal

"With the focus on leprechauns, bagpipes and parades, this one is sure to be popular around St. Paddy’s Day." Kirkus Reviews

Associated Keywords
St. Patrick's Day; rainbow; color; Roy G Biv; leprechaun; bagpipes; giving