BEST-LOVED IRISH LEGENDS

Written by
Eithne Massey
,
Illustrated by
Lisa Jackson
Best-Loved Irish Legends

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.

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Hardback:
64 pages
Size:
280x220 mm
ISBN:
9781847171375

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.

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 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
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Other books by this author
  • The Dreaming Tree
  • The Silver Stag of Bunratty
  • Best-Loved Irish Legends
  • Where the Stones Sing

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