The Keeper of the Crock of Gold

Illustrations by Oldrich Jelen (


Presented as a gift for President Barack Obama’s daughters by Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen on St. Patrick’s Day, 2009.

The leprechaun is the keeper of the crock of gold at the end of the rainbow and he knows where all the wealth of the world is buried. If you are lucky enough to catch him, you must keep your eyes on him at all times and not allow him to distract your attention, or he will disappear. If he does not outsmart you, he can make you very wealthy and make your wishes come true!

Chosen by Borders Ireland as

Children's Book of the Month

"Delightful, original stories
for children of all ages."

--The Irish Times

"Adults and children will be enthralled by these wonderful short stories. Learn how to treat a leprechaun with respect, because the little rascals who are grabbed or treated badly could stick a pot of soup to your nose - or worse. The world in these stories is populated by giants, princesses, fairy people and magic purses. Each tale is just the right length for a bedtime read. Oldrich Jelen's magnificent illustrations enhance each story and create a visual delight on each page."

-The Sunday Business Post, Ireland

CD also available.

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