Best-loved Irish Legends Mini Edition by Eithne Massey


Best-loved Irish Legends Mini Edition 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 Knowledge * How Cu Chulainn Got His Name * The Children of Lir * The King with Donkey's Ears * Fionn and the Giant * The White Wolfhound * Oisin In a handy pocket format.


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

'a gorgeous little hardback book'

'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 '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 '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 'an essential heritage of great tales'

About the Author

Eithne Massey is the author of a number of books for young readers which intermingle history with fantasy. 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. ( Eithne is also the author of retellings of Irish myths for younger children and a book for adults, Legendary Ireland.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 8


Eithne Massey
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Publication date

7th March 2011



Publisher Profile

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


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.

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