Best-Loved Irish Legends by Eithne Massey
  

Best-Loved Irish Legends

Written by Eithne Massey
Illustrated by Lisa Jackson

Synopsis

Best-Loved Irish Legends by Eithne Massey

Stories from long, long ago, part of an ancient oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation and written down by the Christian monks of medieval Ireland. FAVOURITE LEGENDS FROM ANCIENT IRELAND The Salmon of KnowledgeHow Cu Chulainn Got His NameThe Children of LirThe King with Donkey's EarsFionn and the GiantThe White WolfhoundOisin In a handy pocket format.

Reviews

'an essential heritage of great tales'

'Told with simple structures and everyday language, these are highly accessible re-tellings. There is a cosy mood; the tragedy and melancholy which characterises many Celtic legends has been toned down and warmed up. Subtle flashes of originality and gent -- Armadillo Magazine 'Books of national legends, wherever they originate, need to find a language that is accessible to readers from all backgrounds yet at the same time true to the country of origin - by no means an easy balance to strike. The illustrations must also complem -- IBbY 'a good book for home and for school libraries ... Lisa Jackson's illustrations are modern in feel yet form a perfect complement to the stories. The stories are well written and accessible for children from 5+. The book is an excellent way of introducing -- Parents in Touch 'a gorgeous little hardback book'

'Brings together some of Ireland's most-loved folk stories with colourful illustrations, in an effort to introduce these legends to a younger audience.'

About the Author

Eithne Massey has written many books for both adults and children, mainly based on the legends of Ireland. Her adaptation of the award-winning movie The Secret of Kells is set in the time of the early Viking raids; The Silver Stag of Bunratty and Where the Stones Sing are set in Norman Ireland and Blood Brother, Swan Sister at the time of the Battle of Clontarf. All blend together historical detail with myths, legends and folklore, resulting in stories which will appeal to young readers who enjoy an adventure with well-rounded characters and a touch of magic and history (www.childrensbooksireland.ie).

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Eithne Massey
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Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

7th March 2011

ISBN

9781847172372

Publisher Profile

O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien

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The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

Publisher's Website

www.obrien.ie


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