Stories From Ireland by Ita Daly
  

Stories From Ireland

Written by Ita Daly

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Divided into four sections, these stories from Ireland come from the long established story telling traditions of the country. Some, such as the story of the Children of Lir are mythological, others capture the magic Tír na nÓg, the enchanted world of eternal life or the special magical qualities of the king of the Leprechauns. All rbing alive the best traditions of Irish story telling which are made easy to read aloud – especially because of the helpful pronunciation guide and glossary.

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Stories From Ireland by Ita Daly

Oxford Children's Myths and Legends bring you the greatest stories ever told, from around the world and long ago. Heroes and villains, witches and wizards, warriors and royalty - there's something here for everyone. This wonderful collection is drawn from a long tradition of story-telling - tales that have been retold and passed down from generation to generation.

Read about how the children of Lir were turned into swans, what happens to anyone who dares to look into King Balor's evil eye, and about many more magical characters and heroic adventures.

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Readers who pick up this collection of retellings by Ita Daly will find themselves enchanted by her light touch, which at the same time tunnels to the heart of these tales of joy, sorrow and magic. Children's Books in Ireland

About the Author

Ita Daly

Born Co. Leitrim, in the west of Ireland, Ita Daly took her degree in English and Spanish at University College, Dublin, where she also did post-graduate work in English. She taught for eleven years until the birth of her daughter in 1979. Her short stories have appeared in Irish, British and US magazines and anthologies, including the Penguin Book of Irish Short Stories, and a collection, The Lady with the Red Shoes, was published by Poolbeg Press in 1980.

Twice a winner of a Hennessy Literary Award, she has also won an Irish Times Short Story Competition. Her first novel, Ellen was published in 1986 by Jonathan Cape (and later, in paperback by Black Swan). A Singular Attraction, her second novel, followed a year later. Her third, Dangerous Fictions, was published by Bloomsbury in hardcover and paperback; as was All Fall Down. Unholy Ghosts, a dramatic story of memory and identity, was published by Bloomsbury in 1996. Oxford University Press have published her beautifully presented Irish Myths and Legends.

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Format

Hardback
160 pages

Author

Ita Daly
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Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

5th February 2009

ISBN

9780192736611

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