A collection of classic Irish legends, retold for children of eight and over. It includes tales of fiercely fought battles, passionate romances, spells and curses, heroes and villains, and loyalty and betrayal.
This is a collection of classic Irish legends, retold for children of eight and over by an accomplished writer, and exquisitely illustrated in full colour by an award-winning illustrator. Fiercely fought battles, passionate romances, spells and curses, heroes and villains, loyalty and betrayal: these ancient tales combine all the essential ingredients of great drama with unforgettable storytelling. Marie Heaney and PJ Lynch provide their own interpretation of one of the world's greatest literary traditions in this stunning collection, which includes a previously unpublished poem translated from the Irish by Seamus Heaney.
Marie Heaney was born in County Tyrone and began her teaching career in schools in Northern Ireland. She and her family moved to Dublin in 1972 where she still lives. As well as Over Nine Waves she has also written The Names Upon the Harp, a book of Irish legends for children (Faber, 2000, illustrated by P. J. Lynch) and as an editor with Townhouse Publishing in Dublin has produced several anthologies, including Heart Mysteries, a personal selection of Irish poetry. Marie Heaney has also contributed to newspapers and journals and has written for radio and television.
The Names upon the Harp by Marie Heaney
Used - Very Good
Faber & Faber
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