Spellbound Tales of Enchantment from Ancient Ireland
Written by Siobhan Parkinson
Illustrated by Olwyn Whelan
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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.
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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.
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
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