Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka PDF/EPUB ß O'Rourke and


  • Paperback
  • 32 pages
  • Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka
  • Tomie dePaola
  • English
  • 25 November 2019
  • 069811924X

10 thoughts on “Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka

  1. Penny Penny says:

    This is a story that I think children and adults can definitely enjoy together The story is enjoyable and I couldn t help picking up a fake Irish accent to accompany the story The way it s written you almost can t avoid it The story is about the lazy Jamie O Rourke while his loving, caring, housekeeping wife is away She leaves him with very simple instructions on how to keep the house while she s gone without leaving him terribly much work to do He figures he s got it covered, and she s off This is a story that I think children and adults can definitely enjoy together The story is enjoyable and I couldn t help picking up a fake Irish accent to accompany the story The way it s written you almost can t avoid it The story is about the lazy Jamie O Rourke while his loving, caring, housekeeping wife is away She leaves him with very simple instructions on how to keep the house while she s gone without leaving him terribly much work to do He figures he s got it covered, and she s off.When his wife leaves, Jamie s friends come over with a jug of cider and have a grand old time Of course, this also means they make a grand old mess Jamie, being the lazy man he is, should have cleaned it all up, but he neglects to do so, figuring he d do it all in the morning.Well, wouldn t you know it The laziest man in the world gets a blessing put on him A creature comes in that very night and cleans the whole house, top to bottom, making sure there isn t any mess to be seen Imagine how Jamie must have felt, knowing all that work that waited for him was now done and over with.The next day Jamie s friends are back and he tells them about the hard work he did, claiming the creatures efforts as his own They determine to come back every night in his wife s absence, since it should be no big deal to have their fun while she s away They drink and party the night away.That night and each to follow until the one before the last they boys party by day and the creature cleans by night This is a wonderful arrangement, but Jamie feels he must confront the creature to find out what he can do to thank it for it s service.This is when the truth comes out This creature is a pooka, and he was once a very lazy man When it came time for him to pass over to the other world, he was cursed and turned into a pooka, destined to work for someone else every night to repay the debt of his laziness.All the cues are there for Jamie to make the right decision Will he learn his lesson Will he stop being so lazy to spare himself the same fate as the pooka This story made a wonderful discussion topic for my family It brought up a lot of great subjects The actions of the pooka can introduce the concept of fairy tricks to teach their lesson The story of the pooka can also give you an idea of what s in store for Jamie if he doesn t clean up his act Can the kids figure it out What is the lesson here I was surprised how many adults seem confused when my family seems to get it so clearly When you re gifted with a blessing of any kind, always look at it closely What can you learn from that blessing Another subject I think seems to be overlooked, the story doesn t really have an obvious moral It s not so cut and dry as do good and you ll regret it later There s a very strong message with the pooka of do good now or you re going to be made to suffer for it later There s also a great mental development point of what comes next Okay, so you ve seen Jamie s story so far What do you think is going to happen in the end Did he learn anything from the pooka Was the pooka trying to help with the work to be nice Or was the pooka also trying to teach Jamie something in the process It s a wonderful story and I think we re going to keep this one around for quite some time The moral of the story though a little hidden is a lot of fun The concept of do good now or you ll regret it later in the area of cleaning is especially fitting for kids Sure, they ve got me in the role of the wife , for now, but what happens when they re grown and on their own Who will clean for them then True, they probably won t turn into pookas if they don t, but they ll be stuck living in a dirty, stinky house that no one will ever want to visit If they learn good habits now, it will save them hardship later


  2. Shannon Shannon says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m interested in seeing how kids perceive drinking in books I don t seem to recall drinking getting drunk ever registering positively or negatively in my brain when I encountered it in books I read, even when the Redwall mice drank heavily But I don t know if that s because I never saw my parents drink other than a very occasional glass of wine until I was an adult except my dad s Christmas Eve Grand Marnier.That said, whenever a book refers to drinking or alcohol, I notice some of my stude I m interested in seeing how kids perceive drinking in books I don t seem to recall drinking getting drunk ever registering positively or negatively in my brain when I encountered it in books I read, even when the Redwall mice drank heavily But I don t know if that s because I never saw my parents drink other than a very occasional glass of wine until I was an adult except my dad s Christmas Eve Grand Marnier.That said, whenever a book refers to drinking or alcohol, I notice some of my students shift uncomfortably A few of them have written essays about the perils of drinking, totally unprompted by me So I wonder what their response would be to Jamie O Rourke getting blasted every night and having a Pooka come by and pick up the pieces of his life Would they be pleased by the ending, where the Pooka tricks Jamie and he winds up screwed at the end Or would they be miffed that Jamie is making such a mess Or wouldn t it register because it s a folk tale rather than a piece of realistic fiction


  3. Skylar Burris Skylar Burris says:

    So my daughter thought the woman in the story was the man s mother rather than his wife, probably because he appeared incapable of cooking for himself or cleaning up anything, and, as far as my daughter knows, grownups do that for themselves The feel to this one is a bit random, for lack of a better descriptor It seemed to be going somewhere in terms of a moral, took a detour, and then just ended A lazy man who won t clean up after himself is lucky enough to have a pooka do it for him, and wh So my daughter thought the woman in the story was the man s mother rather than his wife, probably because he appeared incapable of cooking for himself or cleaning up anything, and, as far as my daughter knows, grownups do that for themselves The feel to this one is a bit random, for lack of a better descriptor It seemed to be going somewhere in terms of a moral, took a detour, and then just ended A lazy man who won t clean up after himself is lucky enough to have a pooka do it for him, and when the man finally does one unselfish act for the first time in the story, the consequence is that he s punished for it An adult can appreciate and chuckle over the irony, but I m not sure that children will take away anything positive from the story I don t want my children s fiction to be _overly_ didactic, but I do like it when it conveys a general sense of the value of virtue This is not one I will choose to re read to my child


  4. Kelly Kelly says:

    If you have any fondness for the movie Harvey, this book is likely to induce feelings of outrage.Jamie O Rourke, the laziest man in all of Ireland, encounters a pooka when his wife travels to see her sister Unlike the lovable rabbit of the James Stewart film, this pooka seems to be a cross between a rabbit and a donkey, with something vaguely demonic about the eyes The pictures of the pooka himself might be off putting to children they certainly were to me.I would be interested to discuss If you have any fondness for the movie Harvey, this book is likely to induce feelings of outrage.Jamie O Rourke, the laziest man in all of Ireland, encounters a pooka when his wife travels to see her sister Unlike the lovable rabbit of the James Stewart film, this pooka seems to be a cross between a rabbit and a donkey, with something vaguely demonic about the eyes The pictures of the pooka himself might be off putting to children they certainly were to me.I would be interested to discuss this text with a particular young moralist of my acquaintance, to see whether he believes Jamie got what he deserved, or whether the pooka did him wrong While I would hope to find other Irish tales for children, this book could certainly be used to start interesting debates I ll stick with the Jimmy Stewart movie myself, though


  5. Melki Melki says:

    Jamie O Rourke, if you ll remember, is the laziest man in all of Ireland Well, one time, his wife needs to go away for a week, and ole Jamie is left to fend for himself And, so it happens that his equally lazy, no good friends come over to celebrate EVERY SINGLE NIGHT You can imagine the state of the house But, every night after Jamie goes to bed, the Pooka looks like a donkey, stands like a man comes, and cleans up the mess Jamie should probably reward hims for his service, don t you t Jamie O Rourke, if you ll remember, is the laziest man in all of Ireland Well, one time, his wife needs to go away for a week, and ole Jamie is left to fend for himself And, so it happens that his equally lazy, no good friends come over to celebrate EVERY SINGLE NIGHT You can imagine the state of the house But, every night after Jamie goes to bed, the Pooka looks like a donkey, stands like a man comes, and cleans up the mess Jamie should probably reward hims for his service, don t you think Uh, huh.Big mistakeI get a kick out of Jamie O Rourke, but I m glad I m not married to him


  6. Lynn Lynn says:

    Amusing Irish tale of Jamie O Rourke, the laziest man in the village and his inability to keep things under control In this story, his wife goes to visit her sister for a week She leaves him food and a clean house She warns him to take care of the house and not let anybody in Jamie doesn t listen and brings his buddies in for parties An animal named a Pooka also gets in and cleans up after all his parties, the house is still clean But eventually Jamie kicks the Pooka out when he catches hi Amusing Irish tale of Jamie O Rourke, the laziest man in the village and his inability to keep things under control In this story, his wife goes to visit her sister for a week She leaves him food and a clean house She warns him to take care of the house and not let anybody in Jamie doesn t listen and brings his buddies in for parties An animal named a Pooka also gets in and cleans up after all his parties, the house is still clean But eventually Jamie kicks the Pooka out when he catches him Hmmmm What will his wife know


  7. Milton Public Milton Public says:

    Jamie O Rourke s charming laziness and dePaola s charming illustrations don t altogether make this story unterrifying An animal spirit that comes into your house at night And kind of looks demonic The note at the end saying that the most famous Pooka is, of course, Jimmy Stewart s friend Harvey But isn t Harvey quietly terrifying as well


  8. Colin Colin says:

    It may be a few years before I get to introduce my kids to the movie Harvey or Farscapem which also has a Harvey in it, but that s a different matter but a Tomie dePaola book is the next best thing


  9. Diane Diane says:

    While his wife is away, a lazy man relies on a pooka to clean up the messes that he and his friends make The pooka had once been a lazy servant who was sentenced to cleaning up after others until someone was so appreciative that they rewarded him then he could quit.


  10. Marjorie Marjorie says:

    Was expectingdue to my affinity for Celtic folklore Did not live up to expectations Characters stale, pooka was lame, and am personally not fond of stories where the protoganist fails to walk away with any character development My toddler did ask me to read it multiple times.


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Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka[PDF] ✩ Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka By Tomie dePaola – Buyprobolan50.co.uk When Jamie O Rourke s wife leaves him alone for a week, it s up to Jamie to do the housework But Jamie isn t just the laziest man in Ireland, he s also the messiest When a magical pooka arrives unexpe When Jamie O Rourke s and the ePUB ✓ wife leaves him alone for a week, it s up to Jamie to do the housework But Jamie isn t just the laziest man in Ireland, he s also the messiest When a magical pooka arrives unexpectedly and starts to do the dishes and sweep the house, Jamie thinks that maybe he s the luckiest man in Ireland as well But will Jamie s good fortune and his pooka s housekeeping last Young readers will be giggling through Tomie dePaola s delightfully funny Jamie O'Rourke Epub / sequel to Jamie O Rourke and the Big Potato DePaola s jaunty storytelling pace and his snappy Irish phrases give this tale extra sparkle Publishers Weekly, starred review.


About the Author: Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola pronounced Tommy da and the ePUB ✓ POW la was best known for his books for children He had a five decade writing and illustrating career during which he publishedthan books, including Fairmount Avenue, Strega Nona, and Meet the BarkersTomie dePaola and his work have been recognized with the Caldecott Honor Award, the Newbery Honor Award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the New Hampshire Governor s Arts Award of Living Treasure.