TRAVEL & LITERATURE FOR KIDS: IRELAND
You can celebrate the wonder of Ireland with this collection of 7 entertaining stories, including the famous legend of the bewitched Children of Lir. The book comes with 2 storytime cd’s with these captivating stories read by Grammy-nominated singer Maura O’Connell.
This book suitable for kids (ages 6 and up) has received many awards: Anna Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award Winner and Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner, among others.
Belfast-born Malachy Doyle now lives on a tiny island off the north west of Ireland.
He has chosen several of the brightest jewels of traditional Irish storytelling – one of the richest in the world – and polished them to a new brilliance with his lively use of language.
Larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes and a multitude of magical happenings will transport you and your kids to another world.
Niamh Sharkey’s intense palette and quirky characters make a perfect match for the richness of the stories, creating a stunning combination.
There is a pronunciation guide in the front for Irish names and words, which is really helpful, and a great reference page at the end that explains the origins of each story.
It is a great book for anyone interested in Irish culture, and a fun book to read for older children and adults, but perhaps the content of one or two of the stories (with unresolved tragedy) might be a little bit intense for younger children.