Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato by Tomie dePaola

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After his wife is injured, Jamie O'Rourke, the laziest man in Ireland, must find a way to feed his family and luckily bumps into a leprechaun with a batch of magic seeds.

About Tomie dePaola

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Tomie dePaola is the artist and author/ artist of more than two hundred books for young readers. He was awarded the Smithson Medal, the Regina Medal, and was designated a “living treasure” by the state of New Hampshire. Most recently, he is the first author known primarily for children’s book writing to be awarded the Sara Josepha Hale award, a prestigious distinction in writing by a New Englander. He lives in New London, New Hampshire. 
Published January 27, 1997 by Puffin. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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This inspired Irish folktale clearly illustrates that taking the easy way out of a situation is sometimes more trouble than it's worth. Potato farmer Jamie O'Rourke, ``the laziest man in all of Irelan

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I love the "This Is Ireland" book (we got "This is London" last year for a trip)…so retro and great facts.And when recently asked why I was dragging my 5 month old and 4 year old all the way across the atlantic to Ireland this spring I told the Nosy Nelly…why for the bread and butter of course!Ha...

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