Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka by Tomie dePaola

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When Jamie O'Rourke's wife leaves him alone for a week, it's up to Jamie to do the housework. But Jamie isn't just the laziest man in Ireland, he's also the messiest! When a magical pooka arrives unexpectedly and starts to do the dishes and sweep the house, Jamie thinks that maybe he's the luckiest man in Ireland as well. But will Jamie's good fortune-and his pooka's housekeeping-last? Young readers will be giggling through Tomie dePaola's delightfully funny sequel to Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato.

"DePaola's jaunty storytelling pace and his snappy Irish phrases give this tale extra sparkle." Publishers Weekly, starred review
 

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 10, 2000 by Puffin Books. 33 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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In a starred review, PW wrote, "Lazy but lovable Jamie O'Rourke returns in this dandy and original Irish folktale." Ages 4-6. <EMPHASIS TYPE=ITALIC

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Lazy but lovable Jamie O'Rourke, last seen harvesting a spectacular spud in Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, returns in this dandy original Irish folktale. When Jamie's wife goes to visit her sister

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Lazy but lovable Jamie O'Rourke, last seen harvesting a spectacular spud in Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato, returns in this dandy original Irish folktale. When Jamie's wife goes to visit her sister

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