Paddy, the leprechaun, wants to become a moonbeam rider just like all the other 'kids' of Fairyland. Riders get to slide down moonbeams and enter the dreams of Earth children when they are unhappy, helping them solve their problem. But Paddy changes his mind when the Fairy Queen tells him he has to change his bad attitude and get better marks. More
A whimsical fairy story for early readers and ESL classes by Joyce Sandilands, adapted from a short story written by her husband/author, J. Robert Whittle. It is set in Fairyland where leprechauns, fairies and everything imaginable is magical. Paddy is a leprechaun who lives in Fairyland. He wants to become a Moonbeam Rider. He's told that Moonbeam Riders have a lot of fun travelling down moonbeams and they also help Earth children solve their problems. The Fairy Queen tells Paddy that to become a Moonbeam Rider he must first stop using his magic for mischief and also improve his math marks. This frustrates Paddy terribly and he now thinks his goal is going to be way too much trouble. His best friends, Jake, the Parrot, Mr. Cricket and the fairies and leprechauns get on his case. What will he do?