Irish folk & fairy tales :
fables, folklore & ancient stories /
general editor J.K. Jackson ; a new introduction by Dr. Kelly Fitzgerald
|Summary:||A joyful compilation of entertaining folklore and fairytales from Ireland Fairy stories, especially from the fertile landscape of Ireland where the supernatural grew from the legends of the Celts, are the magic stories of everyday folk seeking solutions to the challenges of the day. This spritely new collection brings together the fables and stories of banshees, kings, trembling farmers, tricksters and beloved princesses. 'Smallhead and the King's Sons' (a Cinderella story) and 'The Haughty Princess' (recalling Grimm's 'Kings Thrushbeard') are amongst the many delightful tales of hope and reckless determination. |
|Published / Created:||
Flame Tree Publishing,
|Series:||Flame Tree collector's editions.
|Notes:||Physical description: 415 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 18 cm. |