The Kingfisher Treasury of Irish Stories

The Kingfisher Treasury of Irish Stories

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May the road rise up to meet you...The best of Irish storytelling is packed into this captivating collection. Seventeen stunning tales feature characters as wild and wonderful as giants, both selfish and shrinking, flying grandmothers, mysterious carriages, ghosts and of course leprechauns! The collection is crammed with contributions from wellknown authors, including Oscar Wilde, Patricia Lynch, Eamon Kelly, Edna O'Brien and Frank Murphy. Capturing all that's strange and wonderful about the land of saints and scholars, this collection will be loved by young readers.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 255g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753412543
  • 9780753412541
  • 1,356,506

Table of contents

The Man with No Story - Retold by James Riordan; The Story of the First Greyhound - Marjorie Quarton; The Flying Display - Tony Hickey; The Leprechaun - Edna O'Brien; Petie Flimin and the Whale - Eamon Kelly; Neilly and the Fir-Tree - John O'Connor; Una and the Giant Cucullin - Retold by James Riordan; The Four Magpies - Sigerson Clifford; Biddy's Birthday - Martin Waddell; The Fox and the Hedgehog - Michael Scott; Jack O'Lantern - Retold by James Riordan; Last Bus for Christmas - Patricia Lynch; Traffic Jam - Frank Murphy; Poor Banshee - Michael Killey; The Selfish Giant - Oscar Wilde; Magus the Lollipop Man - Michael Mullen; Munachar and Manachar - Retold by James Riordan.show more

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"Streets ahead of the competition" - Daily Telegraph "Anthologies for dipping into again and again..." The Sunday Timesshow more

About James Riordan

James Riordan's first novel, Sweet Children was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year Award, and won the NASEN Special Educational Needs Award. James specialises in historical fiction and myth retelling. He is also a contributor to Kingfisher's new My Side of the Story historical fiction series, with Escape from War. He won the Urals Peace Prize for The Mistress of the Copper Mountain, a collection of folktales. He has had many other books published by OUP, Macmillan, Barefoot and Chrysalis, amongst others. Jim lives in Southsea, Hants.show more

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