In this beautiful collection Ita Daly retells favourite stories at the heart of Irish storytelling tradition. Read about King Balor and his evil eye that kills enemies at a glance - can brave young warrior Lugh of the Long Arm save the day? What will happen to the children of Lir turned into swans by their jealous stepmother? Find out what is in store for wicked Cuchulainn and his magic knife. Here are ten thrilling adventures of heroes and princesses, fairies and leprechauns - stories of love, revenge, magic, and glory, all evocatively illustrated in colour by Bee Willey.
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Readers who pick up this collection of retellings by Ita Daly will find themselves enchanted by her light touch, which at the same time tunnels to the heart of these tales of joy, sorrow and magic. * Children's Books in Ireland * The charming illustrations are very colourful and rather quirky. Ita Daly tells these stories with flair and includes some lesser known stories among the usual standard ones. * Irish Post *
About Ita Daly
Ita Daly is a children's author anda two-timewinner of the Hennessy Literary Award. Other children's books include Candy on the Dart (Poolbeg Press), Candy and Sharon: Ole (Poolbeg Press).
Bee Willey is an illutstrator shortlisted for the 2003 Kate Greenaway Award for Bob Robber and Dancing Jane by Andrew Matthews (Red Fox). Other books include 100 World Myths and Legends, by Geraldine McCaughrean (Orion), Michael Rosen's ABC (Millbrook Press), and The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean (Lion Publishing).
Irish Myths & Legends by Ita Daly
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Oxford University Press
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