THE SILVER STAG OF BUNRATTY

By
Eithne Massey
The Silver Stag of Bunratty

In an Ireland full of war and danger, four children are determined to prevent Richard De Clare, Lord of Bunratty, from killing the magical Silver Stag to display his head on the castle walls. Adventure, conflict and danger awaits them.

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240 pages
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196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847172068

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Richard De Clare, Lord of Bunratty, wants the head of the Silver Stag on his castle walls. Four children are determined that this will not happen, for the stag is a magical creature. The mysterious lady in the tower, Dame Anna, has told Tuan, Cliar, Maude and Matthieu that despite their differences they must work together to save the stag.

But they are living in an Ireland full of war and danger and saving the stag is only the beginning of their adventures. Soon they themselves become the hunted ones. With the life of Tuan in danger, they must make their escape from Bunratty, row across the stormy waters of the Shannon and brave the dangers of the wild men of the woods. Tuan wants to return to his clan, Maude and Matthieu are seeking their lost father and Cliar is looking for the home she never knew.

Who knows where their journey will lead them?

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).

'elements of the Famous Five and Secret Seven'

Ed Meyers, Clare FM

'history meets magic ... Massey cleverly mixes historical fact, legend and her own imagination to weave a story.'

Books Ireland

'...an enjoyable mix of fact, fiction and fantasy ... Pupils...will enjoy this story that Eithne Massey has blended from the geography, history and folklore of that beautiful area around Bunratty ... another useful means of exploring Irish history through

In Touch

'Massey is an accomplished storyteller ... The language is descriptive with more than the occasional nod to maximising the educational experience of the reader. The impulse to inform is rarely resisted and this gives a worthy flavour to the book. The stor

Inis

'Mystery, magic, and tension abound. The stylish language and historical detail make this a must-read for children who enjoy learning about the past.'

Book Fest

'a gripping blend of historical fact and fiction'

Evening Echo

'evocative'

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