Item description for Darby O'Gill and the Crocks of Gold: And Other Irish Tales by Herminie Templeton Kavanagh...
Overview Old as Ireland itself, the whimsical folktales in this companion volume to Darby O'Gill and the Good People bring you the jumble and tumble of men and magical creatures who walk the lanes of the Emerald Isle by day and wander its fields by night. Henpecked husbands scheme to get rich; ghosts roam the land seeking rest. There are fortune-tellers and fairies, leprechauns and laggards, and priests wise old Irish priests straining their wits to contain the strange tumult of it all and to bring to their charmed land a measure of order and peace. Haunted abbeys, mournful ghosts, enchanted gold, deadly brigands, and a host of fairies and leprechauns. Add to them Darby O'Gill and his wife Bridget, and you wind up with this hilarious collection of strange and exciting adventures that's sure to delight children and grown-ups alike!
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Studio: Sophia Institute Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.5" Height: 10" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2004
Publisher Sophia Institute Press
ISBN 1928832857 ISBN13 9781928832850
Availability 0 units.
More About Herminie Templeton Kavanagh
Born in 1876 Herminie Templeton Kavanagh published "Darby O’ Gill and the Good People "in 1903. The book first appeared in serial form in McClure Magazine. She died in 1933.
Reviews - What do customers think about Darby O'Gill and the Crocks of Gold: And Other Irish Tales?
Fabulous Fairy Tales Nov 18, 2009
I own Disney's Darby O'Gill and the Little People, which inspired me to get this book. And while there are only shreds of the book in the movie, the book is a delightful compendium of old Irish tales without the sugary excess that often characterizes the portrayal of these stories. I highly recommend it. Claudia Newcorn - author of the award-winning fantasy, Crossover Crossover: Krisálys Chronicles of Féyree