Irish Myths and Legends

Irish Myths and Legends

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Here are stories of magic, and enchantment, full of kings, fairies and heroes. You'll meet the Children of Lir who were turned into beautiful white swans, Deirdre who had no one to play with but was really a princess, and the savage and merciless King Balor and his Evil Eye. Many of these stories were told to the author as a child by her mother, who in turn would have learned them from her mother, and so on, down the ages.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 198.6 x 262.1 x 13.2mm | 587.22g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0192745344
  • 9780192745347

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"A collection of myths and legends, enchantingly retold in clear prose that convincingly recaptures the beauty of language and times past."--Books for Growing Minds"Readers will get a good sense of the range and richness of the Irish folk tradition. Bee Wiley's stylized, jewel-hued spot art and full-page scenes add a proper air of magic."--Booklist"A collection of myths and legends, enchantingly retold in clear prose that convincingly recaptures the beauty of language and times past."--Books for Growing Minds"Like other volumes in Oxford University Press' Myths and Legends series, this collection is aimed at young readers....Just as Gwyn Jones' excellent Welsh collection is a good introduction for young readers to the world of Welsh storytelling, so too is Daly's Irish volume as good an introduction to Irish lore." -- Territorial Tattlershow more

About Ita Daly

Ita Daly is an acclaimed Irish novelist. Her short stories have appeared in Irish, British and US magazines and anthologies, and she has won an Irish Times short story competition as well as two Hennessy Literary Awards. Bee Willey is a well-known artist, who has illustrated many best-selling treasuries and books of fairy tales.show more

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