March 8, 2014: Book Treasure Book

Yesterday we read The Leprechaun’s Gold for our book treasure book. The story centers around the King’s contest to choose the best harpist in the land. Young Tom is sure he can beat out Old Pat. The lad goes as far as to break the poor old fellow’s harp string on their journey to the event. It seems that all is lost until Pat stops to answer a leprechaun’s cry for help. Your child should have brought home their envelope, retelling sheet, and a shamrock to put in their treasure chest. Retelling sheets are due back to school by next Tuesday. Don’t forget, you can do your retelling right here. Just click on comments, below this post and leave your retelling. If you choose to do it on here, just write ‘blog” on your retelling sheet and turn it in by Tuesday. If you would like to listen to the story again, just click on the picture below.

2 thoughts on “March 8, 2014: Book Treasure Book

  1. A long time ago in a village far away lived a man named old pat, everyone knew old pat. He played the harp and was very good. In the same village lived a man named young Tom who also played the Harp and he was very good also because old pat taught him. Young Tom thought he was better than Old Pat at playing the Harp and he told everyone that and asked to be paid but Old Pat played for free. Young Tom thought Old Pat was weird for not charging people to hear him play but Old Pat was rich in friends and that was enough for him but not for Young Tom.
    The Kingdom made an announcement that they were going to have a contest to find the best harp player in the land of Ireland. Young Tom and Old Pat both decided to travel together but Young Tom only wanted to use Old Pat to get some free food. As Old Pat practiced while they rested on their way to the palace, Young Tom got worried he could lose to Old Pat so when Old Pat was not looking Young Tom snapped one of Old Pat’s strings on his harp. Old Pat had no money to get a new string and with no money he felt he would lose the contest for sure. Then they heard a cry for help, but they were concerned because they knew that leprechauns preyed on travelers. Old Pat said we must find out who is in trouble but Young Tom will not help he did not want to miss the contest. Old Pat went to find out what is wrong, he found a little man with his foot stuck in a rabbit hole. He helped him and got his foot loose, they both went back to the fire to find Young Tom had gone. Old Pat played a tune for the little man, but the little man noticed something was wrong. Old Pat explained he had a broken string and no money to fix it. The Leprechaun offered some gold but Old Pat would not take it, soon Old Pat would fall asleep and once he did the Leprechaun blew his whistle and from the woods came a band of little men and each had a bag of gold. When Old Pat woke in the morning the leprechaun was gone, he headed to the courtyard and arrived just in time to hear Young Tom play. As he did all the strings on his harp began to break, and he knew that the Leprechauns had done it. It was Old Pat’s turn and he took the stage and when he opened his bag he saw a golden harp and he played the best music every. Everyone was so happy and began to dance, everyone knew it was Old Pat’s day even Young Tom. The kind said the prize is yours Old Pat you are the best harpist of Ireland.

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