The tales are beautifully told, in a way that’s a pleasure to read aloud … the illustrations are stunning – gorgeous and lush. It’s the sort of book that should work equally well for an independent reader or as a read-aloud book for younger children … a lovely book to have in the house, and would definitely be a great present for friends and relations overseas who might like a little Irish lore on their bookshelves
a gorgeous collection
I urge you to and buy this book!
a great book to share with younger children … illustrations are strong and bold
(Mad About Books)
'Leavy and Field have combined to produce what must be the most stylish and accessible collection of recent times.'
(Books for Keeps)
'Every page of the beautiful book glows.'
(Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly
'Leavy manages to capture the ancient and bewitching qualities of these legends ... A grand book for learning the ancient myths and keeping the stories fo the Celts alive down through the generations.'
(The Irish Herald)
'Leavy spins her tales witht he cadence and rhythms of an accomplished storyteller.'
(Kirkus Reviews (USA))
'Lovely to look at and exciting to read, this collection is a memorable addition to the folklore shelves.'
'the illustrations are beautiful and perfectly reflect the magic and mystery of the stories'
'stories are just the right length for a cosy bedtime read'
'The Irish are wonderful storytellers and here some of the best traditional tales and legends have been collected. Lyrically retold, ten ancient stories are brought to today's young readers in a fresh and lively form' 'These stories must not be lost, and
'magical collection perfect for a spot of escapism'
'perfect for use in school, at home ... reading aloud ... reading alone'
'a wonderful collection, with language that evokes the best of Irish storytelling, superbly enhanced by Fields' magical illustrations'
'I rate this book 10/10'
'I like this book and I also liked the illustration by Susan Field and the way it was written by Una Leavy'
About the Author
Una Leavy has written many books for children. She works as a primary school teacher in County Mayo.
Una Leavy was born in Charlestown, Co. Mayo. She has been writing since early childhood. A primary school teacher by profession, she is married to Lorcán and they have six children. Her writing includes poetry, articles and short stories which have been published in various magazines and periodicals. Much of her work has been for children and to date she has published seven books with the O'Brien Press.