Amazing Mysteries: Leprechauns
From the Series Amazing Mysteries
From scaly dragons to mischievous leprechauns, mythical creatures continue to capture the imaginations of human beings around the world. Appealing to fans of the paranormal and unexplained, this new series explores the legendary hold such Amazing Mysteries have over us. Detailed photos and straightforward text examine what is known or supposed about the physical features, motivations, and dwellings of each creature. Each book also includes a story about a legendary encounter with the creature. A basic exploration of the appearance, behaviors, and origins of leprechauns, the small, humanlike mythological creatures known for their mischievousness. Also included is a story from folklore about how a leprechaun tricked a farmer.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|BISACS||JUV037000, JUV012020, JUV022000|
|Publisher||The Creative Company|
|Number of Pages||24|
|ISBN||9781640262188, 9781640003538, 9781640262188B|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, multi-user ebook, Print + Ebook|
|Dimensions||8.75 x 11|
|Guided Reading Level||K|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.2|
Great Books/School Library Journal
Series Review: This new series explores mythological creatures, from dragons to mermaids to unicorns. Each book offers a brief overview of the creature, with a description of its features, behavior, and depictions across the world and in pop culture. A short story from folklore can be found at the end. Keywords are highlighted and defined at the bottom of each page. The text, written at the third grade reading level, is highly readable, with short sentences and no more than one paragraph per page. Full-page images are included throughout, and a muted color scheme makes these hi-lo titles more enticing to older readers. With many students interested in folklore and mythology, this series will appeal to striving readers at the upper-elementary level.