Celtic Fairy Tales: Retold with an Introduction by Neil Philip

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Neil Philip
Viking, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 137 pages
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An illustrated collection of twenty stories from many Celtic regions, including "The Battle of the Birds, "Finn MacCool and the Scotch Giant," and "The Ship that Went to America."

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User Review  - Alyssa - Goodreads

I found myself quite captivated by this one--it captures that old fairy tale magic. Rhythm, cadence, unassuming power in storytelling. The watercolor illustrations accented with gold are, overall ... Read full review

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User Review  - Handan - Goodreads

I found a copy of this book in a charity shop in the UK while I was studying abroad. The artwork caught my eye, we all know I'm a sucker for fairy tales, and it was only two pounds. So I bought it as ... Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Neil Philip is a noted folklorist and anthologist who has written several books on Native American and multicultural themes for Clarion, including IN A SACRED MANNER I LIVE, which was named both a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He lives in England.

Isabelle Brent has illustrated many books for children, including editions of Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, and Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories. She lives in Dorset, England, with her husband.

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