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Celtic Fairy Tales

Celtic Fairy Tales

by Neil Philip
     
 
In fairy tales, as in music, the romantic artistry of the Celts is in full flower. Here, retold much as they were around Celtic peat fires a hundred years ago, are enthralling tales both new and familiar. There's the romantic tale of "Lutey and the Mermaid," "Duffy and the Devil," a comic Cornish take on "Rumpelstiltskin," and "The Black Cat," a haunting version of

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In fairy tales, as in music, the romantic artistry of the Celts is in full flower. Here, retold much as they were around Celtic peat fires a hundred years ago, are enthralling tales both new and familiar. There's the romantic tale of "Lutey and the Mermaid," "Duffy and the Devil," a comic Cornish take on "Rumpelstiltskin," and "The Black Cat," a haunting version of "Cinderella" that comes from Brittany. 20 tales are included in all, illustrated with the ornate patterns of the Celts and in striking fifth-color gold by renowned illustrator Isabelle Brent

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Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Mermaids, giants, fairies, kings and wise young women leap out of these pages to stir the reader's imagination. These twenty tales, including "Finn MacCool and the Scottish Giant," "The Black Bull of Norroway," and "Duffy and the Devil" represent the Celtic cultures of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and the Isle of Man. The tellings are clear and maintain the integrity of the stories. Whether the tales are read aloud and shared, or read alone, they will delight the reader with their humor, suspense, and magic. Celtic designs border each page, while each tale has at least one full-page watercolor illustration. It is a lovely edition with gold leaf used along the borders and within the illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780670883875
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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