Wilmette, IL (Vocus) June 3, 2010
Deep in the coolest, greenest part of all Ireland, at the other end of a sometimes rainbow—unknown to everyone except those who live there—sits the tiny village of Shillelagh. Shillelagh is where the leprechauns live, the “little people” who are part of the very soul of Ireland. Author Charles Wilkinson tells about one particular leprechaun in Liam The Leprechaun.
Liam is one of Ireland’s mythic “Little People” but he is the littlest leprechaun of them all. He is so tiny that other leprechauns hardly ever notice him, so they would bump him out of their way when they are rushing about, going this way or that and doing whatever it is that leprechauns do during their busy days. Thus, it is no wonder that unlike other leprechauns in Shillelagh, Liam is not very happy. He is not very happy at all—not with himself and not with the village he called home.
Being so tiny, Poor Liam also had a very tiny voice. Even a cricket a treetop away could drown him out and he couldn’t let the other leprechauns know he was near. He tried all sorts of ways to help them see him. But no matter what he did, it never worked. Liam is tired of living an almost invisible life and decides to do something about it. After visiting the wisest of all leprechauns, O’Hoolihan, Liam takes to heart Hooley’s advice and his life as well as his self begins to change.
Liam the Leprechaun is a simple yet wonderful tale, with lessons to be learned, for children everywhere, including the child in every adult. For more information on this engaging book, log on to Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Charles Wilkinson is a marriage/family therapist (semi-retired) and is on the staff and a columnist for a local newspaper, the Evanston (IL) RoundTable. He is the author of The Dumb Thumb (1978), a children’s book and Contemplations in the Sometimes Quiet of a Hospital Room (2009). A former Catholic priest, he is married, the father of three and grandfather of one and is keeping young by hosting his website, waysiderestarea.com. His blog, Where There’s a Will…” may be accessed at charleywilks.blogspot.com.
LIAM THE LEPRECHAUN * by Charles Wilkinson
Publication Date: May 28, 2010
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