Finn MacCoul and His Fearless Wife: A Giant of a Tale from Irelandby Robert Byrd, Anonymous
This new retelling of a favorite yarn from ancient Irish folklore features Finn MacCoul, a lovable but cowardly giant whose clever wife, Oonagh, uses a wee bit of fairy magic and a great helping of brains to help her husband outsmart the nasty Scottish bully who's after him. Her plan entails Finn masquerading as his own baby�a hilarious spoof that's sure to leave young readers giggling in their chairs while Finn wiggles in his cradle, nervously awaiting the showdown. Robert Byrd's shimmering, meticulously researched artwork stuns the eye with details even as it stretches perspective to bring readers into the giant's world. Each element of the breathtaking landscapes and interiors�costumes, customs, buildings, flora, and fauna�harks back authentically to the days of ancient Ireland. Generous notes at the back explain sources, pronunciations, and more. Humor abounds on every page, in word and picture, and the lilting read-aloud text makes this a lucky pick for story hour near St. Patrick's Day or anytime.
Meet the Author
Robert Byrd has been illustrating children's books for over thirty years, and his works include the Newbery Medal-winning Good Masters, Sweet Ladies. He teaches illustration in Philadelphia. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife.
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