Tales from Old Ireland

Publisher: Barefoot Books

Review

Dive in to a world of ancient tales, passed down through the generations over several centuries.

Stories of giants, wicked stepmothers, fairies, magic, wickedness, love and revenge have been sourced from one of the oldest and least contaminated oral traditions in the world. Originally told by the light of embers from a dying fire (and still all the better for being read aloud), these are the stories that inspired many, more contemporary, compilations, such as those by the Brothers Grimm.

Interestingly, the messages that underlie many of the stories are still relevant to life in the 21st century, and stunning, quirky illustrations help to bring this magical collection of spellbinding myths, legends and fables right up to date.

A book to be treasured, as youngsters will return to it again and again. 

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