Best-Loved Irish Legends

Best-Loved Irish Legends

Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Lisa Jackson

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.

Hardback: €4.99
Hardback: 64 pages
Size:149x114 mm
ISBN: 9781847172372

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

  • The Salmon of Knowledge
  • How Cú Chulainn Got His Name
  • The Children of Lir
  • The King with Donkey’s Ears
  • Fionn and the Giant
  • The White Wolfhound
  • Oisín

In a handy pocket format, which is also available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Also available in English in a larger format.

Eithne Massey

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).

'Brings together some of Ireland’s most-loved folk stories with colourful illustrations, in an effort to introduce these legends to a younger audience.'

Ireland of the Welcomes

'a gorgeous little hardback book'

Tipp FM

'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'

The School Librarian
Rights Held: World, all languages

Also by Eithne Massey:

Best-Loved Irish Legends
The Silver Stag of Bunratty
Where the Stones Sing
Blood Brother, Swan Sister
The Secret of Kells
Tomi

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Also by Lisa Jackson:

Best-Loved Irish Legends
Ice Dreams
Corazón de Irlanda, sus más bellas leyendas
Die Beliebtesten Irischen Sagen
Irish Legends: Newgrange, Tara & the Boyne Valley
Les Plus Belles Légendes Irlandaises

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