A Pot o' Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of Course) Blarney

A Pot o' Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of Course) Blarney

by Kathleen Krull, David McPhail
     
 

Though it may only be a small emerald isle in the middle of the sea, Ireland's heritage is very large indeed. Its rich history of literature and lore has inspired imaginations for hundreds of years. In A Pot o' Gold, noted writer Kathleen Krull and beloved illustrator David McPhail bring this legacy to life. Created for families, this anthology compiles

Overview

Though it may only be a small emerald isle in the middle of the sea, Ireland's heritage is very large indeed. Its rich history of literature and lore has inspired imaginations for hundreds of years. In A Pot o' Gold, noted writer Kathleen Krull and beloved illustrator David McPhail bring this legacy to life. Created for families, this anthology compiles classic and rare examples of Irish culture, including stories, poems, songs, recipes, and even a little blarney. From legends of leprechauns and fairies to the classic poetry of Yeats and Joyce, the treasures herein invite children and parents, brothers and sisters-even grandparents and grandchildren-to share the wonders of Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781423117520
Publisher:
Disney-Hyperion
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Kathleen Krull's grandmother emigrated from county Kerry in Ireland, her grandfather from county Roscommon. She grew up near Chicago, now lives in San Diego, and enjoys visiting Ireland to meet relatives. She is the author of The Book of Rock Stars: 24 Musical Icons that Shine Through History; Gonna Sing My Head Off!; A Woman for President: The Story of Victoria Woodhull; Pocahontas: Princess of the New World; the Giants of Science series of biographies; and several books illustrated by her husband, Paul Brewer. Please visit her Web site at www.kathleenkrull.com

David McPhail has written and illustrated more than eighty books for children, including the classic Pig Pig series, Water Boy, The Searcher and Old Tree, and Sisters, plus If You Were My Bunny by Kate McMullan, When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff, and Mud Is Cake by Pam Munoz Ryan. Before creating the illustrations for A Pot o' Gold, he did research by traveling throughout Ireland. He lives with his family in New Hampshire.

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