Meet larger-than-life characters from the Irish oral storytelling tradition with this collection of 7 myths and legends. Enchanting acrylic artwork by Dublin-based illustrator Niamh Sharkey brings the magic of each age-old tale to life:
The Children of Lir
Fair, Brown and Trembling
The Twelve Wild Geese
Lusmore and the Fairies
Son of an Otter, Son of a Wolf
The Soul Cages
Oisín in Tír na nÓg
Includes a pronunciation guide, an introduction by the author, and notes about the sources to make this collection just right for family or classroom storytimes or for independent reading.
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Product Dimensions:8.5 x 10.38 inches
Page Count:96 pages
Age Range:Ages 6 years and up
Awards & Accolades
Parents’ Choice Gold Award, 2000
NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2002
Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award, 2003
About the Contributors
Retold by - Malachy Doyle
Malachy Doyle was born in Northern Ireland and much of his inspiration comes from the Irish folktales told to him as a child by his mother. He began his career as a children's writer in 1996 and met with immediate success. His work has gathered critical acclaim from all quarters and he passionately believes that you are never too young, too old, or too wise to enjoy and to learn from these stories. Malachy lives in mid-Wales with his wife Liz and their three teenagers, Naomi, Hannah, and Liam.
Illustrated by - Niamh Sharkey
Award-winning Irish illustrator Niamh Sharkey works in oils on a gessoed textured background to create the richness in color that has quickly established her as a world class illustrator. She graduated in 1994 with First Class Honors from the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin, and was chosen as "Student of the Year" in the Graphics category by the Society of Designers in Ireland. Niamh now lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Narrated by - Maura O'Connell
Maura O'Connell was born and raised in County Clare, Ireland, where she began singing at an early age. She was nominated for a Grammy in 1990 and now regularly tours North America and Ireland with her blend of contemporary folk music. Maura lives in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, the heart of country and bluegrass music.