size: 16 x 21,5 cm
quantity: 190 pages
price: 5,50 €
With its elements of the fantasy genre, humour and ironic approach, The Crock of Gold can ‘lure’ a teenager into an intellectual maze that offers some significant philosophical conclusions.
The farmer Meehawl MacMurrachu visits the wise Philosopher in a dark pine forest to ask for advice in his search for his wife’s lost washboard. The Philosopher’s advice leads him to a leprechaun cave where Meehawl, to his surprise and joy, discovers a crock full of gold. The incident causes a chain of strange and stranger still events that affect the Philosopher, his wife and children, the revengeful leprechauns, Meehawl’s beautiful daughter, slowpoke policemen, Pan – the god of shepherds and creatures from ancient Irish legends.
The artist won the Jānis Baltvilks Prize for his illustrations to the book.