Publisher description for The king with horse's ears and other Irish folktales / Batt Burns.


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Storytelling is one of Ireland’s oldest and grandest traditions, and these vivid tales of far-off days will introduce young readers to the country’s irresistible folklore. Here are brave warriors with superhuman skills, monster dogs with blazing eyes, fairy folk and leprechauns, and the magical land of Tir na nÓg. Author Batt Burns grew up with these beloved characters and legends, and he captures all their enchanting language and flights of fancy. Exquisite art by Igor Oleynikov enhances every tale.

Contents include:


The King with Horse’s Ears

The Greedy Barber

Oisi;n in the Land of the Ever Young

Back from the Fairies

Paying the Rent

A Clever Leprechaun

The Lost Island of Lonesome Seals

And many more!

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An extremely collectible series

Beautiful, specially commissioned illustrations from an award-winning artist

Superbly written by an author steeped in the Irish storytelling tradition

Fourteen diverse tales, ranging from the mythic to the modern

Includes a glossary, pronunciation guide, and list of sources







Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Fairy tales -- Ireland.
Tales -- Ireland.
Fairy tales.
Folklore -- Ireland.