The Secret of Kells by Tomm Moore
  

Synopsis

The Secret of Kells by Tomm Moore

History, myth and legend collide in this full-colour illustrated storybook of the animated feature Brendan and the Secret of Kells. 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 ...This exciting story is brought to life through stunning visuals and includes a section of facts about the real Book of Kells.

Reviews

'lavish illustrations'

'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'

'exquisite'

'lavish illustrations'

'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'

'exquisite'

About the Author

Cartoon Saloon is a Kilkenny-based animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. They are best-known for their Academy Award-nominated feature-length animations The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, but have also done a wide range of television programmes and some lovely illustration work for O'Brien Press books.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Tomm Moore
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Publisher

Publication date

15th April 2013

ISBN

9781847175847

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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