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.

Paperback: €12.99
Paperback: 64 pages
Size:280x220 mm
ISBN: 9781788490306

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. This hugely popular book is now available in paperback.

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
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).

'lively retellings … vibrant illustrations'

Evening Echo

'a book to keep and treasure'

Irish Examiner

'a collection of old favourites including The Children of Lir and The Salmon of Knowledge in one handsomely illustrated volume for 4+'

Irish Independent

'stories are told in a simple style'

Inis

'cosy and familiar'

Inis

'humourous comic echoes'

Inis

'an essential heritage of great tales'

The School Librarian

'an excellent way of introducing a new range of traditional tales beyond those commonly known'

Parents in Touch

'give(s) us a glimpse of another world, while also teaching us universal truths'

Carousel

'perfect for story time with the little ones'

Irish America Magazine

'the illustrations are vivid and charming'

Irish America Magazine

'engaging and enjoyable'

Irish America Magazine

Audio available: listen to some of this book now ...

    Audiobook: The Salmon of Knowledge - read by Aoife McMahon. Part 1:
    Audiobook: The Salmon of Knowledge - read by Aoife McMahon. Part 2:
Rights Held: World, all languages

Also by Eithne Massey:

The Silver Stag of Bunratty
Where the Stones Sing
Blood Brother, Swan Sister
The Secret of Kells
Tomi
Michael Collins

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Also by Lisa Jackson:

Ice Dreams
Best-Loved Irish Legends
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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