An Irish Folk Tale

As St. Patrick’s Day is comin’ round, it seems like a good time to cozy up with your kid and a good Irish tale. Here’s one from a favorite author.

Jamie O’Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie DePaola

Jamie O’Rourke was lazy. He especially didn’t like digging potatoes. So his wife Eileen was left to do all the work. Until Eileen got sick, and Jamie happened upon a leprechaun who gave Jamie a potato seed that grew into the biggest potato in the world and THEN the question was how to dig it out and what to do with it?

Pegged for ages 4-8.

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