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Brendan the Navigator

Brendan the Navigator

Exploring the Ancient World

Written by George Otto Simms, Illustrated by David Rooney

Volcanoes, icebergs, sea-monsters, strange beings - all these play a part in this ancient adventure story. Simms unravels the mysteries and wonders of Brendan's travels and explains why and how the voyage was undertaken

Awards

Bisto Book of the Decade - 1991

- Winner

Paperback: €8.99
Paperback: 96 pages
Size:216x135 mm
ISBN: 9780862789602

Themes: Information

Series: Exploring

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Volcanoes, icebergs, sea-monsters, strange beings - all these play a part in this ancient adventure story. Simms unravels the mysteries and wonders of Brendan's travels and explains why and how the voyage was undertaken.
George Otto Simms

George Otto Simms was born in Dublin in 1910. He took his BA, MA, BD, PhD, and DD degrees at Trinity College, Dublin. Ordained a priest of the Church of Ireland in 1936, he spent his working life in the service of the church and was Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland from 1969 until his retirement in 1980. A noted scholar and historian, he lectured and wrote extensively, particularly on The Book of Kells, on which he was internationally recognised as an expert. For almost 40 years he contributed a weekly religious feature,'Thinking Aloud', to the Irish Times. George Otto Simms died in 1991.

Exploring the Book of Kells was Dr. Simms first book for the younger reader and received wide acclaim. It was a winner of the Reading Association of Ireland Award, and together with his second book for children, Brendan the Navigator, Exploring the Ancient World, was joint winner of the BISTO Book of the Decade Award. His third and last book prior to his death was St. Patrick, The Real Story of Patrick, who became Ireland's Patron Saint.

'A perfect book ... As with his previous bestseller (Exploring the Book of Kells) Simms has shone his craftsman's light of love on the world of Brendan and made it live.'

RTÉ Guide

'a new interpretation and explanation by a leading scholar'

Leinster Leader Leinster Leader
Rights Held: World, all languages

Also by George Otto Simms:

Das Book of Kells
Exploring the Book of Kells (Japanese)
Un Viaje a Través del Libro de Kells
À La Découverte du Livre de Kells
Exploring the Book of Kells

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Also by David Rooney:

Tommy the Theatre Cat
Exploring the Book of Kells (Japanese)
My Book of Kells Colouring Book
Un Viaje a Través del Libro de Kells
À La Découverte du Livre de Kells
Exploring the Book of Kells

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