Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato - by Tomie dePaola

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About this item


Dimensions (Overall): 8.01 Inches (H) x 7.55 Inches (W) x .45 Inches (D)
Weight: .52 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-5 Years
Number of Pages: 14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Fairy Tales & Folklore
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Theme: General
Format: Board Book
Author: Tomie dePaola
Language: English
Street Date: January 22, 2009
TCIN: 12094296
UPC: 9780448450902
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-0760
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

Beloved author/illustrator dePaola presents the story of the laziest man in all of Ireland. However, after a chance encounter, Jamie catches a leprechaun, who offers a potato seed instead of a pot of gold for his freedom. Full color.

Book Synopsis

Jamie O'Rourke is the laziest man in all of Ireland, far too lazy to help his wife on their farm. Then, after a chance encounter with a leprechaun, Jamie finds himself growing the biggest potato in the world. But what will happen when the potato grows too large for Jamie and the villagers to handle?

Review Quotes

Praise for Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato

This delightful Irish tale is just perfect for St. Patty's day storytelling. --Children's Book Review Service

This inspired Irish folktale clearly illustrates that taking the easy way out is sometimes more trouble than it's worth . . . DePaola' s characteristic homespun style and round, childlike faces add plenty of zip to this silly story. --­Publishers Weekly

Illustrated in dePaola's signature style, this has an inviting look. Buoyant watercolors are framed by thin orange borders . . . An engaging read-aloud choice for St. Patrick's Day. --Booklist

A cheery picture book, with the artist using the lighter, brighter side of his palette . . . Attractive and amusing. --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Tomie dePaola (www.tomie.com) is the acclaimed author and/or illustrator of more than 250 books for children. His books range from autobiographical stories to retellings of folktales and legends to original tales, such as the Strega Nona books. He lives in New London, New Hampshire.
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.45 inches length x 7.55 inches width x 8.01 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.52 pounds
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