Leprechauns Never Lie

Lorna Balian (author), Lecia Balian (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595723994

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Description

Ninny Nanny and Gram decide to catch a leprechaun and use his pot of gold to solve their problems. But finding the fortune is a lot of work! Told in a sweet lilting Irish brogue.

Reading Level
Lexile
AD750L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
R
ATOS
4.8
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Legends & Myths
Interest Age
Ages 3-5 Ages 6-8
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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