Irish Legends: Newgrange, Tara & the Boyne Valley by Eithne Massey
  

Synopsis

Irish Legends: Newgrange, Tara & the Boyne Valley by Eithne Massey

Stories inspired by the Boyne Valley 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. Stories include: * The Origin of the Boyne * The Foster-child of Aonghus * Aonghus and the Swan Maiden * The Adventures of Art * The Magic Branch * The Hag of Loughcrew * Fionn fights a Monster * The Salmon of Knowledge.

Reviews

crisply written and presented ... superbly supported by Lisa Jackson's brightly coloured illustrations ... a fine introduction to Irish mythology and ancient places -- Archaeology Ireland beautiful stories ... a book for keeps -- Irish Examiner full of movement. Ideal stories to read aloud to accompany a visit to the area or a school project -- CBI Recommended Reads 2016 magical -- Woman's Way Ireland is a land rich in myth and magic so any book of Irish legends is calling on fertile sources. These are stories inspired by the Boyne Valley from long, long ago ... here retold in an accessible and easy to read format for young readers ... Beautifully illustrated, this is a good collection of stories which are perfect to read aloud -- www.parentsintouch.co.uk the best part? Each story teaches you how to pronounce Irish words or names that feature so you know what you're saying is actually right! -- mummypages.ie

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
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Eithne Massey
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Publisher

O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

14th March 2016

ISBN

9781847176837

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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