IS THERE GOLD AT THE END
"The leprechauns began to hop all around the pool of gold and then hopped out of the gold and into a tall palm tree. Captain Sea Gore laughed. "Yo Ho Ho! Aye, that be funny! Ye thought ye could outsmart Can-n Sea Gore! Me crew is going to catch you and we be takin' ye out to sea where ye will walk the plank!""
THE ANCIENT SECRET OF THE LEPRECHAUNS
Mahamad Ali ElFakir
Illustrator: Victor Guiza
Genre: fiction, action, adventure, children
Published by: Ingram, Baker, Taylor
Available at: Outskirts Press
Publication Date: Feb. 27, 2014
Long ago, during the time of the dinosaurs, three leprechauns—D’Arcy, Lorcan, and Scully—built a hidden home on the top of a mountain inside of a gigantic boulder. For millions of years, the three friends have risen each day to greet the sun and set sail to their secret island at the end of the rainbow, where they play all day in a sparkling pool of gold. But when the leprechauns forget to secure their island before leaving one evening, they are in for a terrible surprise the next day—the gold is gone! D’Arcy, Lorcan, and Scully will have to face rough seas, sharks, a gigantic sea monster, a massive octopus, and the dreaded Captain Sea Gore and his pirate crew in their quest to recover the treasure. It’s up to Squawky the rainbow bird to teach the friends how to work together—and that through teamwork and perseverance, they can overcome any obstacles that come their way.
Mahamad Ali ElFakir was born in Detroit, Michigan in January of 1975. He is an entrepreneur who has several wonderful children's books that have been published, BLUEBERRY BUBBLE GUM and STINKY FUMES. The wonderful illustrator of his books is Victor Guiza. Mr. ElFakir is blessed with a wonderful wife and amazing children. THE ANCIENT SECRET OF THE LEPRECHAUNS has been a childhood vision that has finally come true.
REVIEWThe book takes place when dinosaurs roamed the land. Living inside a huge rock on a mountain were three leprechauns, D'Arcy, Lorcana and Scully. The door to the boulder opened each morning as the sun rose. When it opened the three went to the shore, and head to the rainbow. They went to an island called Squawky Island. There they had fun playing in a pot full of gold. There was a secret button they pushed to hide the gold. Then we forward to modern times.
Now we are in modern times, Then something bad happens. Before going home one day, D'Arcy forgot to hide the gold. They push the button but no pot of gold. It seems the gold was stolen by pirates on the Golden Sea Serpent. It's been taken to the Cave of the Golden Sea Serpent. I'll leave the rest to you, the reader. Will the Leprechauns get the gold back? What will happen to them in their efforts to do so?
This isn't the first book of Mr. ElFakir that I have read. I believe he writes the usual unbelievable story and writes it so well that the reader turns it into a believable story. He has a lesson to his books. This is a wonderful book that will make the reader understand that obstacles can be overcome, if you just keep trying. It also teaches that friendship is invaluable. If you have one friend, that is one true friend, then you are one of the luckiest people on this earth. A lesson to be learned is that there is a difference between friends and true friends.
I would highly recommend this book to everyone, children, grandparents, young at hearters, teachers and anyone who loves an adventure that isn't truly real, but for a short time the reader believes. We all need an escape out of reality once in a while, so we can use our imaginations and DREAM!
I was given a complimentary copy of THE ANCIENT SECRET OF THE LEPRECHAUNS from the author Mahamad Ali ElFakir for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book a solid 5 STARS.
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