Leprechauns Don't Play Basketball

Written by Debbie and Marcia Thorton Jones Dadey • Illustrated by John Steven Gurney

Reviewed by Julian P. (age 8)

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There is a new gym teacher (Mr. O? Grady) at Bailey Elementary School and Howie, Melody, and Liza think he?s a leprechaun. Mr. O?Grady has a treasure and he is short, and is from Ireland so they think he must be a leprechaun. What else could he be? He also has magic pebbles. But Eddie doesn?t think he?s a leprechaun. Eddie tests him. Eddie put bees in the gym so they could attack Mr. O?Grady but Mr. O?Gradey touched his pebbles and they went back to Eddie. Howie?s grandmother had a good idea of how to make Mr. O?Grady leave. She said you can get control of a leprechaun if you can get it to stare into your eyes and you stare back. Liza, Melody, Eddie, and Howie want Mr. O?Grady to leave because they don?t want leprechauns to take over the world and start tricking everybody. Read this book too find out if Mr. O? Grady leaves.

I like this book because it has alot of action. I like the part when Eddie put bees in the gym to attack Mr. O? Grady but his plan backfired. I like that part because it is funny. The reminded me of myself because I love basketball. There is a chapter about basketball.

I recommend this book to people that like exciting book.

Julian P. is a student in Kevin's 2nd Grade Class
1999-2000