The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells

Written by Tomm Moore, Retold by Mary Webb, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

Featuring Vikings, fairies, and a very cute cat, the story of The Book of Kells is brought to life in this action-packed adventure.
Movie tie-in

Paperback: €11.99
Paperback: 64 pages
Size:256x205 mm
ISBN: 9781847175847

History, myth and legend collide in this full-colour illustrated storybook of the animated feature Brendan and the Secret of Kells.

Twelve-year-old Brendan’s life in the monastery at Kells is not very exciting until Aidan arrives. Suddenly life is one big adventure. In the forest Brendan is rescued from wolves by Aisling, a mysterious green-eyed girl. In the cave of the Dark One, he risks his life to steal the eye of the serpent god, Crom Cruach.

Meanwhile Aidan is keeping a secret that will become Brendan’s biggest challenge, and the Vikings get nearer and nearer ...
This exciting story is brought to life through stunning visuals and includes a section of facts about the real Book of Kells.

Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon is a Kilkenny-based animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. They are best-known for their Academy Award-nominated feature-length animations The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, but have also done a wide range of television programmes and some lovely illustration work for O'Brien Press books.

'lavish illustrations'

Books Ireland

'stunning double-page illustrations'

Primary Times

‘A book to amaze and amuse any age … the blend of strong Celtic design with cartoon-like figures merge seamlessly together in this imaginative presentation of old legends.’

Irish Examiner

'lavishly illustrated … a very stylish adaptation’

Books Ireland

'whirling illustrations, which blaze from the page'

CBI Bookfest 2009

'exquisite'

CBI Bookfest Guide 2009

'lavish illustrations'

Books Ireland

'stunning double-page illustrations'

Primary Times

‘A book to amaze and amuse any age … the blend of strong Celtic design with cartoon-like figures merge seamlessly together in this imaginative presentation of old legends.’

Irish Examiner

'lavishly illustrated … a very stylish adaptation’

Books Ireland

'whirling illustrations, which blaze from the page'

CBI Bookfest 2009

'exquisite'

CBI Bookfest Guide 2009
Rights Held: Ireland & Britain, English only

Also by Tomm Moore:

Here, There and Everywhere

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Also by Mary Webb:

My Ireland Counting Book
Fond Memory
Gulliver

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Also by Cartoon Saloon:

The Story of Ireland
The Secret of Kells

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