A Pot O' Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of Course) Blarney
Kathleen Krull. Hyperion Books for Children, $19.99 (181pp) ISBN 978-0-7868-0625-6
A host of books offer glimpses into the history, literature, traditions and activities surrounding various cultural festivities. The wit and whimsy of the Emerald Isle can be found in A Pot O' Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of Course) Blarney, edited by Kathleen Krull, illus. by David McPhail. Poems by James Joyce and words of wisdom from Oscar Wilde appear alongside classic myths, stories and poems about Finn McCool, fairies, leprechauns and saints Patrick and Bridget, among others. McPhail's signature pen-and-ink and watercolor wash illustrations well reflect the mysterious subjects of many of the works.
Reviewed on: 02/01/2004