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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme


The O’Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends
Retold by Una Leavy

Published by The O’Brien Press, 1996
ISBN 0-86278-482-4
Illustrations © Susan Field

This is a beautiful collection of some of the most famous Irish legends; stories of fairies and giants, stories of good and evil, and of love and hatred. Una Leavy brings to life these mysterious and magical tales of long ago for young readers.

The O’Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends Retold by Una Leavy

With powerful Celtic illustrations by Susan Field and ancient stories that keep Ireland’s past alive, the book could be cherished by old and young alike.

There is a short background to each story outlining its place in history at the back of the book. Stories like How Cúchulainn Got His Name, Tír na n-Óg and The Children of Lir are written in an easy style for children to read themselves and are equally suitable stories to share.

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