Picture Book Puzzler: Leprechauns, The True Story

March 17th, 2012 by Eliza Eliza

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Today’s Puzzler is a quote from a book that contains the real truth about human misconceptions about leprechauns. Can you name the middle-grade fiction book that contains this quote?

“The fairy suited up, zipping the dull-green jumpsuit up to her chin and strapping on her helmet. LEPrecon uniforms were stylish these days. Not like the top-o’-the-morning costume the force had to wear back in the old days. Buckled shoes and knickerbockers! Honestly. No wonder leprechauns were such ridiculous figures in human folklore. Still, probably better that way. If the Mud People knew that the word “leprechaun” actually originated from LEPrecon, an elite branch of the Lower Elements Police, they’d probably take steps to stamp them out. Better to stay inconspicuous and let the humans have their stereotypes.”

Leave your guesses in the comments below and I’ll be back at the end of the week with the answer!

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One Response to “Picture Book Puzzler: Leprechauns, The True Story”

  1. Toni Adams says:

    Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. I laughed so hard when I first read that passage.

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