The Dream of Aengus

The Dream of Aengus

by Joanne Findon, Ted Nasmith
     
 

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Long ago, when immortals walked the green hills of Ireland, Caer's father, King Ethal, cast a terrible spell on her. Lest she marry a mortal man, Caer was condemned to live every second year in the form of a swan. At first she didn't mind drifting on the cold, empty waters of Loch Bel Dracon, but one day a young man came to the lake's shore, and she fell in love

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Long ago, when immortals walked the green hills of Ireland, Caer's father, King Ethal, cast a terrible spell on her. Lest she marry a mortal man, Caer was condemned to live every second year in the form of a swan. At first she didn't mind drifting on the cold, empty waters of Loch Bel Dracon, but one day a young man came to the lake's shore, and she fell in love with him.

Could she win the heart of Aengus? Or was Caer destined to be lonely forever?

Ted Nasmith's detailed illustrations, based on ancient Celtic signs and symbols, enrich Joanne Findon's haunting retelling of a medieval Irish tale.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Long ago, in the mists of Irish legends, a beautiful, harp-playing girl named Caer, was cursed by her powerful, sorcerer father to live every other year as a swan "on the cold, empty waters of Loch Bel Dracon." Her father did this to prevent her from marrying a mortal. What happens when she and Aengus fall in love makes a romantic tale of enchantments that seems to be derived from Irish folklore. Lovely, evocative paintings enhance this rather long picture book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773759305
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.17(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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