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Exploring the Book of Kells

Exploring the Book of Kells

Written by George Otto Simms, Illustrated by David Rooney and Eoin O'Brien

A beautiful and simple introduction to the Book of Kells.

George Otto Simms, a world-renowned authority on the Book of Kells, reveals the mysteries hidden in this magnificent manuscript, and the lives of the monks who made it.

Newly-expanded colour plate section.

Awards

Bisto Book of the Decade - 1991

- Winner

RAI Awards - Special Merit - 1989

- Winner

Paperback: €9.99
Paperback: 80 pages
Size:216x138 mm
ISBN: 9781847177964

Themes: Information

Series: Exploring

A beautiful and simple introduction to the Book of Kells, one of the world's most famous illuminated manuscripts, with a newly-expanded colour plate section.

Here George Otto Simms, a world-renowned authority on the Book of Kells, reveals the mysteries hidden in this magnificent manuscript. He introduces the monks who made the book and guides the reader through the intricate detail of this ancient and exotic book.

Also available in French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

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.

Eoin O'Brien

Eoin O’Brien is a songwriter and musician, a writer and illustrator.
He enjoys nothing more than a good old singsong around a kitchen table or a bonfire. He lives with his fantastic wife, two beautiful children and a dog, in historic Glasnevin in north Dublin.

Also by George Otto Simms:

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

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Also by Eoin O'Brien:

My Book of Kells Colouring Book
Flossie McFluff
Symbols of Ireland
Best-Loved Irish Ballads
Exploring the Book of Kells (Japanese)

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