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. In a handy pocket format.
Category: Celtic, Folklore, Myths and Legends
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
In a handy pocket format, which is also available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Also available in English in a larger 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
'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
'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
'an essential heritage of great tales'
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