The King of Ireland's Son

An Irish Folk Tale

Padraic Colum

Price:
£6.99
Availability:
eBook

Quick Look

A true Irish wonder tale: a coming of age story of the youngest son of the King Ireland, who sets off on an impossible quest. Generations of children have loved the humour, poetry, action and adventure of Padraic Colum's unmatched storytelling.

Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Story Books & Anthologies
Age Range:
From 7 to 10 years
Extent:
288 pages
ISBN:
9780863159374
Publication date:
30 Aug 2012
Edition:
5th edition

Description

The King of Ireland's Son sets out to find the Enchanter of the Black Back-Lands and meets the Enchanter's daughter, Fedelma. His adventures lead him to the Land of the Mist, the Town of the Red Castle, and the worlds of Gilly of the Goatskin, the Hags of the Long Teeth, Princess Flame-of-Wine, and the Giant Crom Duv.

This is a true Irish wonder tale: a coming of age story of the youngest son of the King of Ireland who sets off on an impossible quest. The stories weave together, stories within stories, in a fantastic tapestry of humour, poetry, action and adventure. Perfect for reading aloud at bedtime, generations of children have loved Padraic Colum's unmatched storytelling.

Author

Padraic Colum was born in Longford, Ireland in 1881 and typifies the best of the Irish literary renaissance of the early twentieth century. His books for children have meant good reading to several generations and are as welcome today as they were when first published. He was awarded the Regina Medal by the Catholic Literary Association in 1961 for his contribution to children's literature. He died in 1972.

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