Leprechauns Help Rescue an Ailing Friend in New Picture Book

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Author Patricia A. Richardson presents the continuing adventures of her Little People, as they set off to save friends in need.

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Reaching back to her childhood and remembering her Irish-American father telling tales of the little people, author Patricia A. Richardson invites young readers into the magical world of leprechauns with the release of her new picture book, Michael O’Hara and Friends to the Rescue. Made available through Xlibris, this children’s book shares lessons of friendship, helpfulness and gratitude.

From the very first page, readers are introduced to a cast of remarkable leprechauns: Judge Custodio O’Donnell, his law clerk Blackstone O’Grady and the Judge’s very black cats, Mootly and Smartly. The story begins as the leprechauns, in a rented German car, drive through the Black Forest to see the Fall colors. Along the way, Blackstone O’Grady suffers an unfortunate mishap.

Distraught, the Judge decides to call some of his friends to help solve Blackstone O’Grady’s present situation. Arriving in the blink of an eye, Michael O’Hara and his friends hear the Judge’s tale of woe and offer their advice. Will their advice bring Blackstone O’Grady back to health?

Aside from the story’s main plot, the author skillfully interweaves interesting subplots into the tale as well. Readers will meet Professor Fintan O’Rourke and find, that in addition to being a learned professor, he’s also an excellent cook. The story also introduces the concept that leprechauns are very much a part of our everyday world. Vibrantly illustrated, Michael O’Hara and Friends to the Rescue is a perfect tool for parent-child bonding. Its charming characters and engaging storyline will fuel children’s imaginations and leave them in possession of valuable life lessons.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
In this her second book, Patricia Richardson brings back her endearing leprechauns and continues to show them adapting very well in the 21st century. Her stories are fun to read and educational; more fun and more educational than most entertaining children’s television programs. Mrs. Richardson combines parent-child bonding, storytelling, a glimpse of Ireland and moral values presented in bite-sized packages just right for children.

About the Illustrator
Seasoned portrait painter and conceptual artist, Joel Ray Pellerin, is a graduate of the University of the Philippines with degrees as Associate in Fine Arts in Painting and Bachelor in Fine Arts in Painting and in Studio Arts. Born and raised in the countryside of Bohol, Philippines, Joel moved to the city in his teenage life. He began to draw by the age of three, most of it a childhood memoir of life’s beauty in the countryside. He is currently working as a full-time illustrator under Xlibris Philippines, Inc.

Michael O’Hara And Friends To The Rescue * by Patricia A. Richardson
Publication Date: May 31, 2012
Picture Book; $15.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-0009-7
Picture Book Hardcover; $25.99; 24 pages; 978-1-4771-0010-3

To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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