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Daniel O'Rourke: An Irish Tale

3.32  ·  Rating Details ·  31 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Poor Daniel O'Rourke! His trouble begins when he goes a grand party at the great mansion on the hill. He stuffs himself with green cheese and goose liver and dances till he can dance no more. On the way home, Dan pauses to rest by the pooka's spirit wall - little does he realize his peril! The fine summer night suddenly turns into a nightmare, as a rushing river sweeps Dan ...more
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Published March 17th 1986 by Viking Juvenile
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David
Mar 02, 2012 David rated it really liked it
Daniel O'rourke: An Irish Tale by Gerald McDermott is a retelling of an Irish folktale where a poor young man over-indulges at a rich man's party, then has an evening of bizarre adventures after encountering a pooka spirit near its tower.

The text includes a good portion of dialog and some descriptive words and phrases including merriment, paid his respects, farewell, pooka spirit, tossing about, pounce, reaping-hook, be saying goodnight, beast and a brute, 'Tis a lovely tale, scoundrel, quick as
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Carissa
May 14, 2013 Carissa rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens, folklore
This guy goes to a late party, sleeps under a pooka tower (which I had to look up), and has crazy dreams about a great eagle, hanging from a scythe in the moon, etc.
Jim
Nov 22, 2011 Jim rated it really liked it
how on earth could the artist of the incredible Arrow to the Sun have so completely changed his style to create this wonderful book?
Cheryl
Lively tale of a young man who lives with his mother. On his way home from a party, he falls asleep under a pooka tower and has a lively adventure. Cute illustrations.
Anne Smith
Apr 23, 2012 Anne Smith rated it really liked it
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An Irish tale. Daniel falls asleep and dreams of many terrible events that he caused by doing something he shouldn't have.
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Gerald McDermott is an award-winning children’s book illustrator and an expert on mythology. His work often combines bright colors and styles with ancient imagery.

He has created more than 25 books and animated films. His first book, Anansi the Spider, was awarded a Caldecott Honor, and he’s since won the Caldecott Medal for Arrow to the Sun and another Caldecott Honor.
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