The Secret of Kells The Novel
Written by Eithne Massey
Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon
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The Secret of Kells The Novel by Eithne MasseyHistory, myth and legend collide in this inspiring animated feature film. Twelve-year-old Brendan's life in the monastery at Kells is not very exciting until Aidan arrives. Suddenly life is one big adventure. In the forest Brendan is rescued from wolves by Aisling, a mysterious green-eyed girl. In the cave of the Dark One, he risks his life to steal the eye of the serpent god, Crom Cruach. Meanwhile Aidan is keeping a secret that will become Brendan's biggest challenge, and the Vikings get nearer and nearer ...The first animated feature film ever produced in Ireland, The Secret of Kells has won praise from critics and audiences alike.
'an exciting adaptation of the Cartoon Saloon's film ... the line illustrations are an interesting mix of the realistic and the imagined with a strong emphasis on pattern and design'
'a well-crafted novel ... beautifully illustrated ...a rich, exciting and distinctive narrative that should greatly appeal to young readers, especially those aged 10+'
'this was one of the best books I have read ... I would give it 10 out of 10'
'an entertaining children's book.'
'stunning double-page illustrations'
'A book to amaze and amuse any age ... the blend of strong Celtic design with cartoon-like figures merge seamlessly together in this imaginative presentation of old legends.'
'lavishly illustrated ... a very stylish adaptation'
'whirling illustrations, which blaze from the page'
'Refreshingly different precisely because its look is so profoundly retro, 'Brendan and the Secret of Kells harks back not just to older animation styles but to pre-medieval illuminated manuscript tradition. With its jewel-bright colors and intricate use of lines, the result is absolutely luscious to behold.'
About the Author
Interest Age: From 10
More books by Eithne Massey
23rd February 2009
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