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Enchanting Adventure with "Looking for a Leprechaun"

Today, I'm thrilled to present a fun book just in time for St. Patrick's Day, "Looking for a Leprechaun" by Richard Lopez, illustrated by Edixon Rodriguel's virtual book tour sponsored by iRead Book Tours. Learn more about this enchanting adventure, the leprechaun, by reading Richard Lopez's guest post and where to find the book below. Don't forget to enter the giveaway, too!



Leprechaun Myth and More...

by Richard Lopez

The story of the leprechaun is said to be that If you catch one of them, they will grant you three wishes and give you their pot of gold. They have been associated with the luck of the Irish which is why they remain so popular today. 

In my research for my book Looking for a Leprechaun I found that there is no evidence of there being a female leprechaun. Fairies would be the closest thing to a female leprechaun. A leprechaun is generally considered to be lucky, harmless, and a bit mischievous.

There are many mythical creatures that have similar characteristics to leprechauns. Was Rumpelstiltskin a leprechaun? I don’t believe he was a leprechaun, but had similar features. Goblins, Hobgoblins, and even the Clurichauns are often mistaken as leprechauns. Clurichauns are considered leprechauns drunken cousin. 


Patrick Begorra is a known fairy tale leprechaun. Little man of Disneyland told the tale of a happy leprechaun named Patrick Begorra. Patrick lived in an Orange Grove in Anaheim, California. One day several Disney characters came to his home to scope out the area for Disneyland. Patrick objected, so they took him back to the Disney studios to show him the plans. Patrick agreed to let Walt build Disneyland on his property as long as Disney provided a little house for him forever. So, when you visit Disneyland keep your eyes wide open. Maybe you will see Patrick the leprechaun and follow him home to see where he lives. 

Thank you for this history of the leprechaun and other mythical figures, which are similar to the leprechaun. Learn more about Richard Lopez's book below, read my review, and enter the giveaway!


My Review


"Looking for a Leprechaun" by Richard Lopez, beautifully complemented by Edixon Rodriguel's vibrant illustrations, is a delightful and heartwarming tale that takes young readers on a magical journey filled with self-discovery and positivity.

The first thing that captures your attention is the stunning artwork. Rodriguel's illustrations are not only bright and fun but also intricately detailed, creating a visual feast that enhances the enchanting world of Rich and his quest. Each page is a burst of color, bringing the magical elements of the story to life and captivating the imaginations of both children and adults alike.

The narrative follows the story of Rich, a young boy living in a magical world who struggles with a sense of belonging. This relatable theme adds depth to the narrative, making it more than just a whimsical adventure. The central plot, where Rich embarks on a quest to find a leprechaun who holds the key to his sense of belonging, is engaging and filled with excitement.

Throughout Rich's journey, the story cleverly weaves in messages of perseverance and self-discovery. The character faces challenges that many young readers can relate to, creating an opportunity for meaningful conversations between parents and children about acceptance and finding one's place in the world.

As the story unfolds, readers are treated to moments of wisdom that add a layer of depth to the narrative. The positive and uplifting tone of the book makes it an excellent choice for bedtime reading or as a storytime favorite. The underlying message that what we seek might be within ourselves all along is delivered with subtlety and grace.

"Looking for a Leprechaun" has earned its Mom's Choice Awards Gold recognition for good reason. It stands out among family-friendly media with its enchanting story and exceptional illustrations. This book is not just an entertaining read; it's a valuable addition to children's literature, fostering imagination, empathy, and self-discovery.

In conclusion, Richard Lopez and Edixon Rodriguel have crafted a gem with "Looking for a leprechaun." This book is sure to be cherished by young readers and their parents alike, offering a magical experience that goes beyond the pages and leaves a lasting impression of positivity and self-belief.



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