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Tales from Old Ireland PB w CD [Paperback]

By Malachy Doyle (Author) & Niamh Sharkey (Illustrator)
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Presents seven folk and fairy tales from Ireland, featuring witches, fairies, and a land where no one ever grows old.

Publishers Description
This enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales deserves to be read aloud at every hearth. Described by Malachy Doyle in captivating language, the larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings of all the tales, including the famous legend of the bewitched Children of Lir, are also brought vividly to life by the luminous art of Niamh Sharkey, making this a book that will transport readers to another world for many happy hours.

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Tales from Old Ireland PB w CD by Malachy Doyle & Niamh Sharkey has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 164

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Item Specifications...

Pages   95
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.25" Height: 10"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 15, 2006
Publisher   Barefoot Books
Age  8-11
ISBN  1905236328  
ISBN13  9781905236329  

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More About Malachy Doyle & Niamh Sharkey

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! MALACHY DOYLE is a prize-winning author of over 90 books for children of all ages. His stories have been translated into 23 different languages. He lives on a tiny island off the north-west coast of Ireland. Blast Off! is Malachy's fourth QED Storytime book, after Albert and Sarah Jane, Digger and Lew and Danny, the Duck with No Quack.JO PARRY was born on the south coast of England in the early 1970s and spent her childhood in and around Dorset and the New Forest. As a child, she was inspired by books such as A A Milne's Winnie the Pooh and Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verse. Jo Parry subsequently completed five years at Art College and is now a professional illustrator and artist. She describes her artwork as "fun, bold, colour-inspired and unpretentious" and usually works in soft pastels. Her hobbies outside the artistic field include photography, travel, sport and cooking.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > Basic Concepts > Counting
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Anthologies
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths > Multicultural
5Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Explore the World > Fiction > Europe & Russia
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Folklore & Mythology

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Beautiful illustrations, fun stories  May 26, 2007
This little book is filled with amazing, beautiful illustrations and entertaining stories. Anyone interested in Irish culture and folk-lore will enjoy this book. However, while this book is a fun read for older children and adults, the content of one or two of the stories might be a little bit intense for younger children, so be sure to preview the stories before reading it to the little ones. I especially like the pronunciation guide in the front for Irish names and words, which can be very difficult, and the reference page at the end that explains the origins of each story. Also, my edition came with audio c-d's of the stories.
If you don't think taking the Lord's name in vain is a sin....  Nov 23, 2005
I love the pictures and a few of the stories. But I did not like the blasphemy. We feel strongly about our beliefs and this is not something I want to read to my child. I feel it is inappropriate especially in a children's book. I would not have purchased it had I known. The stories in this book are pretty scary for younger children. In one story a mother is thought to have eaten her babies when in fact the mother in law threw them out the window to the wolves. Then the mother in law smears blood on the sleeping mother's face to make the idea of her eating them real. Then the mother is almost burned at the stake, saved, and then the mother in law is burned at the stake. Not a happy bedtime story. My three year old loves most of the pictures, but doesn't ever ask to read it! Beware if you are buying this for younger children. I would not purchase this book again.
An anthology of seven folktales steeped in Irish history  Aug 8, 2004
The collaborative effort of author Malachy Doyle and artist Niamh Sharkey, Tales From Old Ireland is an anthology of seven folktales steeped in Irish history, culture, and tradition. Illustrated with carefree whimsy, they weave myths and legends about ordinary humble folk as surely as remarkable heroes. A pronounciation guide for names and a list of sources for each tale rounds out this excellent and enthusiastically recommended anthology for young readers bridging the transition between picture books and novels.
Great stories, Beautiful illustrations!!!!!!  Dec 24, 2003
Really nicely told stories, with quirky, mesmerizing illustrations. Both author and illustrator are Irish.

Definitely worth buying - for reading AND re-reading!


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