The King with Horse's Ears and Other Irish Folktales

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Sterling Publishing Company, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 96 pages
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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

·        Oisín 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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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

The third entry in Sterling's Folktales of the World series, following upon The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales and The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales, this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rochelle - Goodreads

I actually met the author. He was a delightful Irish chap who had lovely tales to tell. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Igor Oleynikov has been drawing since early childhood. He grew up in Lubertsy, Russia, a satellite town of Moscow where he lived with his mother, a carpet designer, and his father, an engineer. Oleynikov has illustrated more than 25 children s books from publishers around the world. He now lives Moscow with his wife and is a proud father and grandfather.

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