Friday, 13 April 2018

At to Z Challenge: L is for Leprechaun

Happy Friday the 13th! If you've been following my blog for a while, you know that THIS is one of my favourite day—or days, depending on the year! I've written a few posts about it—like this one. But today isn't for that kind of post.

Today we're looking at the letter "L" for the Blogging From A to Z Challenge! Not sure what the challenge is about? Click here for the deets, or here for my theme reveal.

And of course, you're welcome to read my past posts—starting with the letter "A" here.

Also, if you haven't read my "C is for canola" post, you should—you could WIN a set of all 15 of the Superman Duffy graphic novels, signed by the author. Good luck!

L is for Leprechaun

Speaking of luck, Irish folklore says that if you find—and capture—a leprechaun, he or she will trade freedom for treasure. I'm not sure if that's fact or myth, but I DO KNOW that in the Superman Duffy graphic novel, Cloud 9, cartoon me doesn't exactly catch a leprechaun—the leprechaun catches me!

It all starts off on a plane, where my (cartoon) grandpa and I are going on a trip. Everyone else is sleeping, especially Grandpa, and next thing I know, I'm being tapped on the shoulder by a very short man with a beard who says he needs my help. Thinking I'm in a dream, I follow him—to this beautiful city in the clouds!

But what do clouds—and leprechauns—have to do with growing canola? I don't know about the leprechauns (pinch of luck, maybe?) but weather is an important factor in all agriculture production. And in the book, several climates are represented among the clouds...including what Lucky the Leprechaun believes to be the "perfect" temperature—his version of "Cloud 9."

Of course, the theme of the book is all about climate change—but these cloud cities are like nothing you could have imagined. Trust me, after reading Cloud 9, you'll look at the sky in a whole different way!

I've gotta jet but I hope you checked out yesterday's post for your chance to WIN a set of the Superman Duffy graphic novels—all 16 books. If you just want Cloud 9, you can order it from the Alberta Canola Producers' Commission.

Have a great day!

~ Chase Superman Duffy

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