The Little Big Book of Ireland

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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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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599620213
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 1/23/2007
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 479,626
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 6.91 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Measom writes frequently about travel. When not on the road he can be found in lower Manhattan writing, editing, and toiling on book design with his partner Timothy Shaner. His current projects include The Art of X-Men: The Last Stand and The Da Vinci Code Illustrated Screenplay. Chris' grandmother stepped off the HMS Baltic on a crisp October day in 1927, leaving the Emerald Isle for the Isle of Manhattan. Now he makes the reverse commute to visit his niece and nephews--Allanah, Finn, and Tughe--as often as possible.

H. Clark Wakabayashi has written, designed, and/or edited many titles including The lIttle Big Book of Baseball, The Little Big Book for Dads (both Welcome), and Wish You Were Here in the Wild (Disney Editions). He inherited a bit of Irish blood from his maternal grandfather, Greg Clark, Canada's most beloved storyteller and humorist. According to family legend, Clark is descended from Gweir the Hospitable, King of Connaught.

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