A Child's Treasury of Irish Stories and Poems

A Child's Treasury of Irish Stories and Poems

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As told by Yvonne Carroll, As told by Fiona Waters

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  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 194 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 252mm x 22mm | 898g
  • Publication date: 19 October 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Dublin
  • ISBN 10: 0717137953
  • ISBN 13: 9780717137954
  • Sales rank: 281,929

Product description

Drawing on hundreds of years of Irish folklore, there are tales of magic and mystery, of the mayhem caused by the "little people", together with stories of love and heroism, some familiar and some less so. There are stories of great giants, clever warriors, jealous queens and mystical creatures. Read how the Children of Lir became beautiful white swans, how Fionn defeated the fire-eating dragon, and share the exciting adventures of the Red Branch Knights. Discover the story behind the Giant's Causeway, and laugh with the leprechauns as they plot their mischief. Interspersed throughout this irresistible treasury is a delightful selection of Irish poems - perfect for reading aloud to children of all ages.

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These legends and stories are retold by Yvonne Carroll who, as well as writing for children, teaches in a Dublin primary school. The poems are selected by Fiona Waters who has published a number of very successful anthologies and has worked with children's books for over thirty five years. The stories and poems are illustrated by Lucy Su, Robin Lawrie, Jacqueline East and Peter Rutherford.