The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends
Written by Una Leavy
Illustrated by Susan Field
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The O'Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends by Una LeavyIrish fairy tales and legends are full of enchantment, brave deeds and lost loves. Told from generation to generation, they are as fascinating now as they were to their original listeners. This wonderfully rich and varied collection are ten of the best-loved traditional Irish stories, retold by author and poet Una Leavy. The post of Gold captures the trickery and mischief of leprechauns; the story of Oisin in Tir na n-Og marks the end of the great Fianna. From 2000 years ago comes The Children of Lir ...all stories to be treasured for years to come. Susan Field's beautiful illustrations are inspired by ancient Celtic art and culture. They capture the wealth of tradition, the humour and the magic of these great stories. Now available in paperback.
'Every page of the beautiful book glows.'
'Leavy manages to capture the ancient and bewitching qualities of these legends ... A grand book for learning the ancient myths and keeping the stories fo the Celts alive down through the generations.'
'Leavy spins her tales witht he cadence and rhythms of an accomplished storyteller.'
'Lovely to look at and exciting to read, this collection is a memorable addition to the folklore shelves.'
'the illustrations are beautiful and perfectly reflect the magic and mystery of the stories'
.co.uk 'stories are just the right length for a cosy bedtime read
's Way 'The Irish are wonderful storytellers and here some of the best traditional tales and legends have been collected. Lyrically retold, ten ancient stories are brought to today's young readers in a fresh and lively form' 'These stories must not be lost, and -- parentsintouch.co.uk 'magical collection perfect for a spot of escapism'
'perfect for use in school, at home ... reading aloud ... reading alone'
'a wonderful collection, with language that evokes the best of Irish storytelling, superbly enhanced by Fields'
About the Author
More books by Una Leavy
O'Brien Press Ltd
27th February 2012
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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