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In this classic Irish legend, two harpists -- merry-hearted Old Pat and ill-spirited Young Tom -- set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom realizes that Old Pat is truly the better musician, he schemes to be the winner -- but he doesn′t reckon with the clever trickery of a mischievous little leprechaun.
Noted picture book creators Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole have imagined a joyful and fanciful tale with a priceless lesson.
Long, long ago, Old Pat, a merry-hearted harpist, and his ill-spirited companion, Young Tom, set off for a contest to name the finest harpist in all of Ireland. When Young Tom recognizes that Pat is truly the better musician, he spitefully begins to scheme for his own victory. But suddenly the clever trickery of a mischievous leprechaun intervenes, and Young Tom is faced with the power of leprechaun magic.
Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole create a joyful and fanciful tale with a priceless lesson about the power of good deeds.
Picture book veterans Edwards and Cole retell a classic Irish legend with a timeless lesson about the power of kindness and good deeds. Full color.
About the Author
Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of numerous popular picture books, including Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; Some Smug Slug; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Rosie's Roses; The Leprechaun's Gold;
and Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight,
all illustrated by Henry Cole; as well as Dear Tooth Fairy
, illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; McGillycuddy Could!
, illustrated by Sue Porter; and The Neat Line,
illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. She lives in Virginia.
Henry Cole is the celebrated illustrator of many books for children, including the Bad Boys series by Margie Palatini, and is also the author and illustrator of the novel A Nest for Celeste.