"...well-researched, rather scholarly book...fanciful illustrations, in both black-and-white and color..."--Publishers Weekly. "Matthews...offers a very attractively presented collection...wonderfully illustrated...Not since the offerings of Jeremiah Curtin, W.B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, and others at the turn of the century has such a collection been assembled....most were culled from various books and obscure journals that have long been out of print....Each story is followed by a short yet informative note on the tale and its sources, and there is a good bibliography and index. This book would be attractive to younger readers as well as adults interested in Celtic traditions and is recommended for most public and academic libraries."--Library Journal. "...collection is varied and brilliant...beautiful illustrations are bold and colorful."--KLIATT.
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Classic Celtic Fairy Tales based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
One of my favourite collections of traditional tales re-told, with lovely illustrations, and short 'notes' sections giving a brief provenance for each story. A useful resource for storytellers, and fun for anyone who likes traditional tales.