Tales from Old Ireland by Malachy Doyle

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This enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales deserves to be read aloud at every hearth. Described by Malachy Doyle in captivating language, the larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings of all the tales, including the famous legend of the bewitched Children of Lir, are also brought vividly to life by the luminous art of Niamh Sharkey, making this a book that will transport readers to another world for many happy hours.

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Malachy Doyle, who himself has ten brothers and sisters, is the author of many books, including "Cow, " illustrated by Angelo Rinaldi. He lives in North Wales with his family. Niamh Sharkey is the illustrator of many award-winning children's books. When looking for inspiration for a new picture book, she turned to her old notebooks and sketches. "I came across a 1994 painting, RAVENOUS MONSTERS, featuring hungry, hungry animals. After much playing around with the idea, THE RAVENOUS BEAST was born." Niamh Sharkey lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Published September 1, 2000 by Barefoot Books. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Travel, Literature & Fiction, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Northern Ireland native Doyle (Jody's Beans) celebrates his country's centuries-old oral legacy in this collection of seven stories. Traditional tales, such as The Twelve Wild Geese (which paralle

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Traditional tales, such as ""The Twelve Wild Geese"" (which parallels the structure of the Brothers Grimm's ""The Six Swans"") and a Cinderella retelling, ""Fair, Brown and Trembling,"" share space with some highly original individuals (e.g., the title characters in ""Son of an Otter, Son of a Wo...

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