Twelve-year-old Patrick is a bored, potato farmer’s son, irritated with his sister’s nagging and his ordinary life. He dreams of adventure, but never expects these dreams to come true until he meets a leprechaun named Grady.
Grady needs Patrick’s help to rescue the rainbow that has been stolen by trolls along with the pot o’ gold. After studying the boy from afar, Grady knows he’s just the lad that will be up to a challenge like this. Aye, it was lucky he caught sight of the laddie in the first place. Patrick thinks of himself as fearless, especially after putting the frog in ole Ms. Flannigan’s school satchel, so he’s more than ready to go along on such a quest.
The two set off on a journey across the Irish countryside, venturing into the demon-filled Black Forest where the trees come to life at sunset. They must cross a precarious foot bridge, face dark caves and are attacked by angry owls before Patrick endures the ultimate test of battling the trolls for the rainbow and pot o’ gold. Will Patrick really be brave enough to rescue the rainbow?
SAVING THE RAINBOW is a magical tale for young adults. It explores the nature of fantasy and reality, safety and danger, and what it means to grow up.