Magic!

New Fairy Tales from Irish Writers

Magic! New Fairy Tales from Irish Writers
$19.99 $15.99
Illustrated by:
Format: Hardback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781847805379
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Edited by ex-Children’s Laureate Siobhan Parkinson, seven top Irish writers write brand new fairy tales for the 21st century, but with plenty of the magic, wisdom and laughter that we find in the traditional Irish tales. Including wolves and dragons, magic frogs, a kind monster, a mysterious mermaid, a mischievous wee man,  a heroic sky snake, as well as human boys and girls, this is a spellbinding collection of contemporary writing. Each story is beautifully and decoratively illustrated with Olwyn Whelan’s jewel-like, brightly coloured paintings.

The stories are:

The Princess and the Other Frog by Siobhan Parkinson; Eleanor by John Boyne; Badness, Madness and Trickery by Malachy Doyle; Finbar the Furious by Paula Leyden; The Woman who Stroked Stones by Maeve Friel; The Princess who Wanted to be Queen by Deirdre Sullivan; Nora and the Sky Snake by Darragh Martin.

 

The author

Olwyn Whelan was a newspaper cartoonist and graphic designed before becoming a freelance illustrator. He goal is to produce timeless books that children will treasure for life. She has illustrated many children's picture book collections, including Celtic Memories, The Mermaid of Cafur and The Barefoot Books of Princesses (all Barefoot Books). Olwyn lives in Ireland with her husband and two children.

SIOBHAN PARKINSON grew up in Galway and Donegal and now lives in Dublin with her husband; they have a grown-up son. She is an editor, translator and critic as well as a highly acclaimed writer for children of all ages. Several of her books have won Bisto awards, and The Moon King and Something Invisible were also IBBY Honour Books. In 2010 Siobhan became the first Irish Children's Laureate.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781847805379
Size: 8.465 in x 10.63 in / 215 mm x 270 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Food For You Bonus Recipes Giveaway
  Order your copy of Food For You (on sale July 19th) before July 31, 2018, and you’ll receive a set of three extra recipes to go with the book! Entrants will be emailed on August 1.   Buy from an Online Retailer US:           CA:     AU: About the Book This introduction to healthy eating gives ‘tweens’ ...
Read More >
Take a trip to National Parks of the U.S.A.
Order your copy of National Parks of the U.S.A. (on sale first week of July) before July 31, 2018, and be entered for a chance to win one of two prizes! One (1) grand prize winner will receive one “America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands” Annual Pass Ten (10) winners will receive an exclusive National ...
Read More >
Grandad Mandela, celebrating a global icon
Grandad Mandela is being published this year to celebrate what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday on July 18, 2018. A beautiful, timely book about the life of Nelson Mandela, world-renowned freedom fighter, South African President and Nobel Peace Prize-winner. Described as “the only book of its kind” by the Mandela family, Grandad Mandela is the only book ...
Read More >
See More Posts