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Irish Legends for Children

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Once upon a time, kings, knights,
and dragons roamed the verdant hills of Ireland, and druids used their sorcery
for both good and evil. It was a time of magic. It was a time of warriors. It
was a time of legends.
The six legends presented here are
taken primarily from two cycles in Irish lore: An Rrai1/2ocht (The Red
Branch Knights Cycle) and An Fhiannai1/2ocht (The Fianna Cyc
Published August 31st 2004 by Pelican Publishing Company (first published 1994)
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May 24, 2016 Stephen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm completely biased by nostalgia, obvs, but I love-love-love this little book. So much I've even got two copies. It contains six classic Irish legends simplified for children. A couple of them are connected, but they all stand alone perfectly well. Looking back they're all pretty grim, to be honest, but when you're five the idea of a bunch of men getting brutally slain isn't scary, it's exciting!

As an introduction to Irish mythology, this is great. As others have mentioned, though, it lacks a
Joy Gerbode
Oct 06, 2014 Joy Gerbode rated it really liked it
These are basically stories I've read in the other books ... but the pictures in this book are absolutely beautiful! Illustrated by Lucy Su, I would highly recommend this book if you want to read these Irish legends. They are detailed enough to be enjoyable for adults, yet simple enough to be enjoyed by children. Wonderful versions of some classic Irish tales, which, by the way, were recently told to us on a tour bus ... IN IRELAND!
Mar 25, 2012 Gwen rated it liked it
A little too short with only 6 very short tales which seemed to be a little too simplified. Maybe it is better for younger children; mine are 7 and11 and could probably get into a more complex reselling. No pronunciation guide which is very bad when reading Gaelic names. You KNOW you are mangling them while reading out loud. Beautiful illustrations!
Petra Be
Oct 17, 2014 Petra Be rated it liked it
Could have been longer and as someone has already stated - the name pronunciation could have been included. Beautiful illustrations.
Jan 02, 2016 Caitlin rated it liked it
Stories were interesting and beautifully illustrated, but contained some rather graphic themes and could have been improved by guides to pronunciation.
Allyson Foster
Oct 09, 2013 Allyson Foster rated it liked it
The stories are simple, quick but also pretty traumatising if you think about them for long! Deirdre's boyfriend and brothers get beaten to death! We liked it though but it left us wanting more.
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It was a very good and interesting legend book. It had giants and kings. S.M.
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