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The Resource Tales for the telling, Edna O'Brien ; illustrated by Michael Foreman

Tales for the telling, Edna O'Brien ; illustrated by Michael Foreman

Label
Tales for the telling
Title
Tales for the telling
Statement of responsibility
Edna O'Brien ; illustrated by Michael Foreman
Title variation
Tales for the telling : Irish folk & fairy stories
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Irish are renowned tellers of tales and these twelve enchanting stories of ancient magic, daring deeds, dashing heroes and mythical creatures sparkle with the wit, nonsense and naughtiness of Edna O'Brien's beautifully crafted storytelling. Tales for the Telling features traditional Irish folk and fairy tales, including 'The Magic Apples' 'The Swan Bride', 'Paddy the Piper' and 'Two Giants.' In 'Two Giants', Irish giant Finn, no longer in the first flush of youth, is challenged to do battle against Scottish giant McConigle, who aims to take over Finn's territory. The titanic clash is averted when Finn's clever wife, Oonagh manages to fool McConigle into thinking that Finn is twice the size he really is, and three times as strong. McConigle then has second thoughts about tackling Finn. This story illustrates the way that O'Brien's retelling of tales from her native land will delight and enthrall the whole family either as bed-time reading or as a rainy day treat. O'Brien's giants, leprechauns, princesses and sorcerers are all brought beautifully to life by celebrated illustrator Michael Foreman, whose vigorous, colourful art heightens the drama of the stories while also adding to the magic and charm of this outstanding collection
Cataloging source
SINLB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Edna
Dewey number
398.2109415
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Foreman, Michael
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Tales
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • JUVENILE FICTION
  • Fairy tales
  • Tales
  • Ireland
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Tales for the telling, Edna O'Brien ; illustrated by Michael Foreman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two giants -- The leprehaun -- The fool -- The magic apples -- The lad with the goatskin -- The blue bottle -- Hookedy crookedy -- Lord Mount Dhraggin -- The swan bride -- The white cat -- Gilly -- Paddy the piper
Control code
on1012822672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
174 pages
Isbn
9781786750327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1012822672
Label
Tales for the telling, Edna O'Brien ; illustrated by Michael Foreman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two giants -- The leprehaun -- The fool -- The magic apples -- The lad with the goatskin -- The blue bottle -- Hookedy crookedy -- Lord Mount Dhraggin -- The swan bride -- The white cat -- Gilly -- Paddy the piper
Control code
on1012822672
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
174 pages
Isbn
9781786750327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1012822672

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