Irish Legends for Children.
Yvonne Carroll & Lucy Su
Pelican Publishing Company
1000 Burmaster Street, Gretna, LA 70053
1589802780 $15.95 1-800-843-1724 www.pelicanpub.com
Six legends are brilliantly retold by Yvonne Carroll and superbly illustrated by Lucy Su in Irish Legends For Children. Taken from The Red Branch Knights Cycle (An Ruraiocht) and The Fianna Cycle (An Fhiannaiocht), two principle cycles of Irish lore handed down from generation to generation, the stories selected include Children of Lir (a mystical twist on the traditional evil-stepmother fable); Deirdre of the Sorrows (a young woman seeks to change her destiny); Setanta (a young boy strives to become a member of the famous Red Branch Knights of Ulster); The Salmon of Knowledge (Fionn is a prince in hiding and needs help to return to his people); Fionn and the Dragon (the prince proves his bravery and assumes his rightful place as leader of the Fianna); and Oisin in Tir na n-Og (in a beautiful land of eternal youth Fionn years to return to his beloved Ireland). Irish Legends For Children will prove an enduringly popular addition to any family, school, or community library fairytale or folklore collection.
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2004|
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