Spellbound Tales of Enchantment from Ancient Ireland by Siobhan Parkinson
  

Spellbound Tales of Enchantment from Ancient Ireland

Written by Siobhan Parkinson
Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan

7+ readers   5+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

The Children’s Laureate of Ireland Siobhán Parkinson captures the deep and special magic at the heart of these seven stories taken from the rich story traditions of Ancient Ireland. Taken from oral story telling traditions they are perfect for reading aloud as they bring to life many themes including transformation and true love in Butterfly Girl and the magic of a pure white doe in The Enchanted Deer. Oleyn Whelan brings the scenes to life in her glowing illustrations.

Win a Beast Quest Goodie Bag!

To mark the 10th Birthday of The Beast Quest series we are giving away THREE goodie bags filled with Beast Quest treats including temporary tattoos, pens, a printed bag and books from the series!

To have a chance of winning one of these super prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 29 May 2017. The winners will be notified by 5 June 2017.

Good luck!


Enter prize draw Draw closes: 29/05/2017

Synopsis

Spellbound Tales of Enchantment from Ancient Ireland by Siobhan Parkinson

Eight ancient legends of Ireland, told for younger children by an acclaimed Irish writer and reviewer. The stories are all linked by themes of magic and enchantment, and are perfectly matched by Irish illustrator Olwyn Whelan's brightly coloured and decorative paintings.

The stories included are: Butterfly Girl;The Children of Lir;Labhra with the horse's Ears;The Enchanted Birds; Cu Chulainn and Emer; The Enchanted Deer; The Land Under the Waves; Oisin in Tir na nOg.

Reviews

Enchantment and magic are interwoven in these beautifully told stories, and the scene is wonderfully set by Olwyn Whelan's delicate and intricate illustrations. Parents in Touch

The perfect introduction to Irish folk tale. Books for Keeps

Lavishly and delightfully illustrated...An enchanting book....Siobhan Parkinson is a prolific, versatile and extremely talented writer, who deserves to be much better known in the UK. Armadillo

Wrought in a compelling way ... An excellent introduction to Irish myth. School Librarian

About the Author

Siobhan Parkinson

Having grown up in Galway and Donegal, Siobhán Parkinson has lived most of her adult life in her native Dublin. She studied English literature and German at Trinity, and went on to take her doctorate in English literature. She has worked for many years as an editor, a profession that very closely resembles that of writing. She concentrates more on her writing these days, but is also a very active member of the writers-in-schools scheme, and she gives workshops in creative writing and talks on her work in all sorts of situations. She has held various writing residencies and she is currently co-editor of Inis -- The Children's Books Ireland Magazine. Her books have won numerous awards and been translated into lots of languages, her favourites being Latvian, because it is so different, and Japanese, because it is back to front.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 6

Author

Siobhan Parkinson
More books by Siobhan Parkinson

Author's Website

www.siobhanparkinson.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013

ISBN

9781847804594

Categories


I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

I love ‘LoveReading 4 kids’ because they let you read and learn things you’d never dreamed of learning before.

Emily Horncastle – age 11

I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

Lovereading is just a convenient way to find new books and hear others opinions on them.

Sarah Murray – age 15
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools