I wrote ‘Moira and the Leprechaun’ for my class of 5 and 6 year old students. They were hungry for magical stories like the fairytales I’d been brought up on but at that particular point in time stories about magic and magical characters were not favoured in our school libraries. There are eight short stories in the series
There is a reason for Lucy's transfer from a city school to the small country town of Mundoo. Only Bill, her headmaster, knows it but the school secretary is Melva and trying to keep a secret from her is like trying to eat chips in front of sea-gulls.Contemporary fiction set in a small country town in coastal South Australia, with all its…
In the first story, Moira meets the Leprechaun, stranded at the bottom of her garden in Australia, where his magic doesn't work. In exchange for the treats she brings him, he tells her stories.
This is the second story the Leprechaun tells, about a dragon family that has no interest in the battles the Knights of the Castle want to fight. The next story is about a witch with a special secret recipe that all the other witches want ..... a slice of chocolate cake Moira brings him reminds the Leprechaun of this.
I offer these stories as a shared book experience for the young reader