Ireland: A Celebration

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The Little Big Book of Ireland is a delightful treasury of text and art to indulge all lovers of Ireland. From Ireland's highly literate lineage to its storytelling traditions, from its intriguing history to its fantastical myths and folk tales passed down for thousands of years, from delectable Irish recipes to its inspirational cultural traditions, Irish and non-Irish alike will immerse themsleves in the spirited offerings of Ireland in this ...

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The Little Big Book of Ireland is a delightful treasury of text and art to indulge all lovers of Ireland. From Ireland's highly literate lineage to its storytelling traditions, from its intriguing history to its fantastical myths and folk tales passed down for thousands of years, from delectable Irish recipes to its inspirational cultural traditions, Irish and non-Irish alike will immerse themsleves in the spirited offerings of Ireland in this beautifully illustrated book.

The Little Big Book of Ireland includes:

LITERARY EXCERPTS from such writers as James Joyce, Frank McCourt, Samuel Beckett, and Edna O'Brien.

POETRY by William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, Patrick Kavanagh, Michael Longley, J. M. Synge, and others.

FACTS & FANCY to inform and delight from A Wee Bit o' History and Emerald Isle Gems to Irish natural wonders and Irish toasts and blessings.

SONGS include classics such as "A Bunch of Wild Thyme," "Danny Boy," "An Irish Lullaby," and "Wearing of the Green."

RECIPES for traditional favorites including Irish potato griddle cakes, corned beef and parsnip, steak and Guinness pie, and Irish soda bread.

MYTHS & FOLK TALES about such ancient figures as Deirdre and Naoise, Finn Mac Cumhal, banshees, leprechauns, and fairies.

More than 150 full-color illustrations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781435138315
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 1/15/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 6.66 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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CHRISTOPHER MEASOM (editor) writes frequently about travel. When not on the road he can be found in lower Manhattan editing books (Kinsey) and writing (The Little Big Book of Laughter). He is currently studying with choreographer Pooja Narang in preparation for work on (and to write about) the upcoming Bollywood musical, Marigold, which begins production as soon as the monsoons subside.
 

H. CLARK WAKABAYASHI (editor) has edited, written, or designed numerous illustrated books, including The Little Big Book for Dads, Dance Me to the End of Love, Picasso: In His Words, and Brother Bear and Lilo and Stitch (both for Disney Editions). He lives with his family in Brooklyn.

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