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Now back in print and available in paperback. Patricia Lynch (1898-1972) is widely regarded as one of Ireland's best (and best-loved) children's authors. This book was originally published in 1934 and was the first in a series in which the Irish landscape was lovingly evoked. Lynch has been described as a "master at recapturing the Irish character and landscape" (Irish Lit ...more
Hardcover, 237 pages
Published 1962 by Dent / Pennant Books (first published 1934)
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Clare O'Beara
Nov 23, 2014 Clare O'Beara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this while growing up and loved it. A boy and girl in rural Ireland find that the wise little grey donkey Long Ears can take them into adventures with strange people from the Celtic past. The tale is great fun and you absorb a lot of misty myths and details about rural life before telephones and plentiful cars.

Recommended for children or the young at heart. Patricia Lynch is a wonderful storyteller with a beautiful style of writing. Her people and animals become very real. There are more
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dikenal sebagai Hans Christian Andersen-nya Irlandia, sangat disayangkan jika nama Lynch tidak populer di Indonesia karena tidak ada(?) karyanya yang diterjemahkan. artinya? saia harus baca edisi Inggrisnya :D

di sebuah desa yang tenang di pelosok Irlandia, si kakak beradik Seamus dan Eileen di awal tahun 1930-an beradik menganggap kehidupan mereka membosankan. namun, saat mereka menemukan seekor keledai bertelinga panjang, mereka tak pernah menyangka justru itulah awal mula petualangan mereka ya
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Anna Snyder
It's called The Turf-Cutter's Donkey.... but the donkey actually features in very, very few of Seamus and Eileen's adventures?
Bryony Sykes
Jan 19, 2014 Bryony Sykes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book as a child - truthfully I read and read it several times. What a wonderful magical book that transported me all the way from Africa to Ireland. I loved it to bits!
Regina
Aug 04, 2010 Regina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The first book my bookseller father ever gave to me.
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Patricia Lynch (c. 1894–1972) was an Irish writer of children's literature and a journalist. She was the author of some 48 novels and 200 short stories. She is best known for blending Irish rural life and fantasy fiction. [From wikipedia]
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