Best-loved Irish Legends Mini Edition
Written by Eithne Massey
Illustrated by Lisa Jackson
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Best-loved Irish Legends Mini Edition by Eithne MasseyStories 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.
'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
Interest Age: From 8
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7th March 2011
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