Item description for The Lissergool Ghost by Mollie Sharkey-Wilmot...
A local community in the west of Ireland have a strange and unpredictable presence in their midst. Is this the result of the "imaginative thinking" which comes from the history and climate of the area, or is it something more? The supernatural events center around an old thatched house abandoned years ago by an impoverished family. There are strange apparitions that appear in various guises, from an old witch with long curling toenails to a peculiar two-headed animal that whistles. Inexplicable events occur which amaze and terrify the local people who witness them. They name the feared occupant of the old house the "Lissergool Ghost". Those who come into contact with the ghost each get a chance to tell us their version of the story - some are puzzled, some have their personalities and behavior changed for ever, one lucky "victim" finds love. The ghost transmits an important message with each appearance and despite its rather alarming "novel ways", reveals itself, after all, to be a benevolent and intelligent force. These marvelously entertaining stories, designed for all ages, transport us to a curious, rather quirky world which is full of surprises both for the character and the reader. Prepare to be pleasantly scared.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 4.96" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.26 lbs.
Release Date Apr 29, 2005
Publisher Athena Press Publishing Co.
ISBN 1932077936 ISBN13 9781932077933
Availability 80 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 22, 2016 07:52.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Lissergool Ghost?
Ireland - home of storyteller/seanachai Jul 27, 2005
These tales and stories are of a time when life was lived at a pace dictated by the seasons of the year and the natural rhythm of each day. Long nights of winter were passed in the relating of tales drawn on local experiences and lore. This traditional storytelling pasttime usually had a mystical and spiritual element in which mere humans were portrayed as pawns at the mercy of some supernatural force. The tales told in "The Lissergool Ghost" are marvellous examples of this genre. While particularly simple and suited to children they also have a deeper significance which adult readers will find enthralling.
Review from Odyssey Books, Nevada Jul 19, 2005
"The Lissergool Ghost" by Mollie Sharkey-Wilmot.
Slightly scary stories for all ages centered around a small Irish community and an abandoned house. These short stories are narrated by different people who have come in contact with the apparition, and each person reveals the unique guise the ghost appears in. The ghost transmits important messages to each person it contacts and is actually intelligent and helpful.
Enjoyable Book Jul 18, 2005
This book takes the reader back to a simpler time when people travelled on foot or bicycle in their day-to-day business, creating opportunity for interactions with neighbors and the sharing of stories about the mysterious Lissergool ghost. Each story ends with a life-changing event that will delight and inform readers of all ages.
Roscommon Herald Review Jul 13, 2005
According to Mollie, the book aims to give future generations something of the romantic past of rural Ireland by regaling the charm and character of days gone by through telling a short ghost story.
Designed for all ages, these entertaining short stories transport the reader to a curious, rather quirky world, full of surprises for both the character and the reader.
Simply written, the stories draw from the basic and often superstitious beliefs held by people living in rural Ireland in an era when imagination, not TV and Playstations, played a key role in their daily lives.
Henley Standard Review Jul 13, 2005
This is a ghostly tale with an original twist. When inhabitants of a small community in the west of Ireland encounter the local Lissergool Ghost each one has a unique and changing experience. These simply told, pleasantly chilling stories have underlying messages about growth, being open to new experiences and facing fears that will resonate with young readers.