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Celtic Tales by Kate Forrester
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Selkies, wyverns, witches, and giants.
Perilous quests, true love, and animals that talk.

The perfect gift for anyone who loves folklore and fairy tales!

Celtic Tales collects and "lightly" adapts 16 stories from four works* published in the late 19th century and early 20th century. The tales are organized into Tricksters, The Sea, Quests, and Romance.

Bold, vibrant illustrations introduce each story. (Have a look at a small sample on the illustrator's website.) Nearly all of the stories were unfamiliar to me, but I'm relatively new to reading Celtic folklore. My favorite was "The Black Bull of Norroway," which reminded me of an episode of The Storyteller.

Beautiful hardcover edition! I kept running my hand over the cover, feeling the raised knots, then the title -- gorgeous.

4.5 stars

Received hardcover from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

*The Scottish Fairy Book, Wonder Tales of Ancient Wales, Folk Tales of Brittany, and Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry.
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Reading Progress

August 30, 2016 – Shelved
August 30, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
November 7, 2016 – Started Reading
November 9, 2016 – Shelved as: into-the-forest-2016
November 9, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Leah Won a copy through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers. Thank you Chronicle books!


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Margaret Ooo, that looks good!


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